Speakers

Discover the speakers of Global Health Forum

Abel Garcia Abejas

Coordinator of the EIHCP of the Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa and President of the CES of the same hospital. Digital Health and Personalized Care

Adalberto Campos Fernandes

Chairman of the Global Health Forum
Former Minister of Health of Portugal

Adão Rocha

President of APTAS Homecare: New Challenges & Opportunities

Alexandra Bento

Professional Society of Portuguese Nutritionists Sustainable Health: Towards Prevention Nutrition and Health

Alfonso Vegara

Founder and Honorary President of Fundacion Metropoli Innovation Towards a Better Life

Aline Gallasch-Hall de Beuvink

Assistant Professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and a researcher (CIDEHUS) Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Álvaro Beleza

President of SEDES Global Health and Global Policies

Ana Carolina Manica

CEO of Madeira Quality Care Health and Longevity
Ana Clara Silva

Ana Clara Silva

Regional Director of Longevity Policies of Regional Government of RAM Health and Longevity
Ana Correia

Ana Correia

Head of Division of Programming, Planning and Statistics of Instituto Camões da Cooperação e da Língua Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Ana França

Former National Transplant Coordinator for Organs, Tissues, and Cells at the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation The Future of Transplantation

Ana João Sepúlveda

Expert in Longevity Economics and Sustainable Aging Health and Longevity

Ana Jorge

President of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa A New Generation of Hospitals Health and Longevity

Ana Maria Correia

National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge Vaccines and new frontiers of life

Ana Paula Martins

President at North Lisbon Hospital Centre Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas

Ana Rita Gomes

Member of the Multicare Executive Committee Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention

Ana Rita Lopes

Clinical Nutrition Manager na Jerónimo Martins Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention

Ana Teresa Freitas

Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Técnico Lisbon (IST) Digital Health and Personalized Care

André Albergaria

Coordinator of Translational Research & Industry Partnerships at i3S Citizen Forum

André Peralta

Deputy General Director for Health Global Health and Global Policies

André Rufino

Direction of the Healthcare Ecosystem at Ageas Portugal Digital Health and Personalized Care

Andrea E. Schmidt

Head of Department of Austrian National Public Health Global Health & Climate Transition

Andrea Lima

Executive Director at Fórum Saúde XXI Opening Session Sustainable Health: towards prevention CEO Forum

Anne Geubelle

CEO at Prologica Digital Health Trends & Tendencies

Anne Vernez Moudon

Professor Emerita at University of Washington and Director, Urban Form Lab Global Health & Climate Transition

António Almeida

Head of haematology department at Hospital da Luz and Founding Dean of Católica Medical School in Lisbon Innovation Towards a Better Life

António Couto dos Santos

Former Minister of Education; Consultant in the Areas of Energy, Environment and Health Global Compliance: a Call for Action

António Gonçalves

COO at JamHUB Solutions The Future of Transplantation

António Lacerda Sales

Deputy of the Assembly of the Republic Innovation, Environment and Sustainability

António Leão

CEO Lilly Portugal CEO's Forum

António Murta

Co-founder and CEO of Pathena Health Management Innovation

António-Parada

CEO at Fairjourney Biologics Citizen Forum

António Pimenta Marinho

President of ERS Patient Power

António Ramalho

Member of the HTI – Health Tourism Industry Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

António Ricardo Miranda

President and Founder of OUVIR Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

António Saraiva

President of National Board - Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa .

António Vaz Carneiro

President at ISBE Artificial Inteligence Beyond Limits

Armindo Monteiro

President of CIP, the Business Confederation of Portugal CEO's Forum

Augusto Junqueiro

Mota-Engil ATIV CEO Innovation, Environment and Sustainability

Bárbara Aranda da Silva

New Products & Real-World Evidence Manager at Novartis Portugal Health Implementation Science

Bárbara Beleza

Invited Assistant Professor Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto Nutrion and Health
Bárbara Macedo

Bárbara Macedo

Knowledge Transfer Manager at i3S / Technology Transfer Association Digital Health Trends & Tendencies
Bárbara-Sofia-Carvalho

Bárbara Sofia Carvalho

Executive Director of ACES Cascais Health Professionals Forum
Bárbara Macedo

Belmiro Rocha

President of the Portuguese Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Health Professionals Forum
Bruno Almeida

Bruno Almeida

Deputy Clinical Diretor at APDP Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality
Cândida Manuela Ferreira de Abreu

Cândida Manuela Ferreira de Abreu

Infectious Diseases Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto Vaccines and new frontiers of life
Carina Dantas

Carina Dantas

Vice-President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change Digital Health Trends & Tendencies
Carina Ferreira-Borges

Carina Ferreira-Borges

Regional Advisory Alcohol, Ilicit Drugs, Prison Health | WHO Regional Office for Europe Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas
Carla Castro

Carla Castro

Iniciativa Liberal Deputy Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.
Carlos Carreiras

Carlos Catalão

Access and Innovation Director, Roche Diagnostics Homecare: New Challenges & Opportunities
Carlos das Neves Martins

Carlos das Neves Martins

Health Manager and Consultant Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality Health Management Innovation
Carlos das Neves Martins

Carlos Monteiro

Founder and CEO of Biojam Holding Group Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
Catarina Bolotinha

Catarina Bolotinha

Cellular and Molecular Biologist The Future of Transplantation
Catarina Castro

Catarina Castro

Vice President of SEDES Global Health & Climate Transition CEO Forum
Catarina Castro

Conceição Calhau

Full Professor NOVA Medical School Nutrion and Health
Cristian Mazza

Cristian Mazza

President of ALAMI CEO's Forum
Cristina Vaz de Almeida

Cristina Vaz de Almeida

PhD in Communication Sciences Patient Power
Daniel Mota PIntoa

Daniel Mota Pinto

Innovation & Sustainable Officer at CIM – Centro de Inovação Médica Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life
Daniela Arnaut

Daniela Arnaut

Architect (IST, 2004), researcher and Guest Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Architecture, Health and Wellness
David-Vieira

David Vieira

Director of Information Systems and Technologies, Grupo Luz Saúde Data Science and Interoperability
Delfim Rodrigues

Delfim Rodrigues

SNS UHD Coordinator Homecare: New Challenges & Opportunities
Diana Costa

Diana Costa

Coordinator of the Vaccination Center of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). Health and Longevity
Diana Moreira

Diana Moreira

Pediatric Infectiology and Primary Immunodeficiencies Unit of the Pediatrics Service and Infectious Diseases Service of the Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho. Vaccines and new frontiers of life
Diogo Feliciano

Diogo Feliciano

Co-Founder and COO of Booster Therapeutics Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities
Dionísia Gomes

Dionísia Gomes

Social Action Coordinator at Nabeiro-Delta Group Global Compliance: a Call for Action
Duarte Sequeira

Duarte Sequeira

COO da UpHill Health Digital Health and Personalized Care
Dulce-Salzedas

Dulce Salzedas

Journalist Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being
Eduarda Marques da Costa

Eduarda Marques da Costa

Associate Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon Architecture, Health and Wellness Global Health & Climate Transition
Eduardo Brazete Cruz

Eduardo Brazete Cruz

Coordinating Professor at Escola Superior de Saúde - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal Health Implementation Science
Eduardo Consiglieri Pedroso

Eduardo Consiglieri Pedroso

Chief Healthcare Ecosystem Officer at AGEAS Group Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
Elisabete Reis de Carvalho

Elisabete Reis de Carvalho

Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences Innovation Towards a Better Life Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum
Ema Paulino

Ema Paulino

President of Portuguese Phamacies Association Innovation Towards a Better Life Sustainable Health: Towards Prevention Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System
Erica Viegas

Erica Viegas

Member of the Board of Infarmed Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
Estela Bastos

Estela Bastos

Board Member of CASMI Mental Health & Artificial Intelligence
Estela Bastos

Eurico Reis

Retired Appeal Court Judge Citizen Forum
Fernando Araújo

Fernando Araújo

Executive Director of SNS Opening Dialogue Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum
Fernando Brandão Alves

Fernando Brandão Alves

Architect & Urban Planner. Associate Professor / Senior Researcher CITTA - FEUP, University of Porto Architecture, Health and Wellness
Fernando Ribeiro

Fernando Ribeiro

CHULN Coordinating Technician Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System
Fernando-Vaz

Fernando Vaz

Ophthalmologist, Director of the Ophthalmology Service of Hospital de Braga Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
Filipa Mota e Costa

Filipa Mota e Costa

CEO at Janssen Portugal Digital Health and Personalized Care
Filipa-Rapazote

Filipa Rapazote

Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers Portugal Global Compliance: a Call for Action
Filipe Ganhão

Filipe Ganhão

Partner at Deloitte Portugal in the Technology Consulting area Data Science and Interoperability
Francisco A. Lobo

Francisco A. Lobo

Director of Research Anesthesiology Institute Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Health Management Innovation
Francisco C. Santos

Francisco C. Santos

Full Professor at IST, University of Lisbon, serving as Vice-President of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) Young Leaders in Investigation — Funding Opportunities
Francisco Goiana da Silva

Francisco Goiana da Silva

Board Member of National Health Service Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas
Francisco Miranda Duarte

Francisco Miranda Duarte

OT Home & Digital Care Solutions, CEO Homecare: New Challenges & Opportunities
Frederico Costa

Frederico Costa

Specialist in Technological Consulting and Cybersecurity Data Science and Interoperability
Frederico Machado

Frederico Machado

Director of Access and Corporate Affairs at Lilly Portugal Municipalities Forum
Germano-de-Sousa

Germano de Sousa

CEO of the Laboratorial Medicine Germano de Sousa group The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine
Gisela Lameira

Gisela Lameira

Architect and researcher at the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto Architecture, Health and Wellness
Graça-Ferro

Graça Ferro

Director of the Nutrition Service of the Local Health Unit of Alto Minho, EPE. Nutrion and Health Health Professionals Forum
Graça-Freitas

Graça Freitas

Former Director-General of Health Vaccines and new frontiers of life
Guilherme-Monteiro-Ferreira

Guilherme Monteiro Ferreira

Market Access & External Affairs Director of GSK Innovation, Environment and Sustainability
Helena Marujo

Helena Marujo

Associate Professor at School of Social and Political Sciences - ULisboa Mental Health & Artificial Intelligence
Hélia Gonçalves Pereira

Hélia Gonçalves Pereira

Dean of the European University Global Compliance: a Call for Action

Herberto Jesus

RAM Regional Director of Health Health Management Innovation

Hernâni Dias

Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Impetus S.A. Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being

Hugo Lopes

IQVIA A New Generation of Hospitals

Hugo Pinto Marques

Head of General Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central The Future of Transplantation

Isabel Furtado

Administrator of the TMG Group CEO's Forum Innovation, Environment and Sustainability

Isabel Trindade

Former Vice-President of the National Board of the Order of Psychologists Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System

Isabel Vaz

CEO Luz Saúde CEO's Forum

Jacobo Muñoz

Director of the Medical and Regulatory Department at Janssen Portugal Digital Health and Personalized Care
Joana Barbosa

Joana Barbosa

Partner at Return on Ideas Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being
João Breda

João Breda

Head of the WHO Athens Quality of Care and Patient Safety Office & SPECIAL ADVISER for the WHO Regional Director Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas Nutrition & Health
João Caldas

João Caldas

Unit Director - Devoteam Group Data Science and Interoperability
João Carlos Dias Coelho

João Carlos Dias Coelho

Member of Parliament Global Health Forum Awards 2023
João César das Neves

João César das Neves

Full Professor at the Catholic University of Portugal Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
João Filipe Ribeiro

João Filipe Ribeiro

Home Hospitalization Unit, CHULC, Lisbon Homecare: New Challenges & Opportunities
João Manso Neto

João Manso Neto

Chief Executive Officer, Greenvolt – Energias Renováveis Innovation, Environment and Sustainability
João Queiroz e Melo

João Queiroz e Melo

Co-founder and Vice President of Conselho Português para a Saúde e Ambiente Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
João Varandas Fernandes

João Varandas Fernandes

Director of the Integrated Responsibility Center for Orthopedic Traumatology at (CHULC, EPE) Hospital de São José Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System
Joaquim Gago

Joaquim Gago

Psychiatrist, Member of the National Coordination of Mental Health Policies Health Implementation Science
Jorge-Barroso-Dias

Jorge Barroso Dias

President of the Portuguese Society of Occupational Medicine (SPMT) Health Professionals Forum
Jorge-Cid

Jorge Cid

President of OMV Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
Jorge Humberto Martins

Jorge Humberto Martins

Master in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Aveiro Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.
Jorge-Mendes

Jorge Mendes

Founder and Administrator of Gestifute CEO's Forum
Jorge Moreira da Silva

Jorge Moreira da Silva

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS Global Health & Climate Transition

José Artur Paiva

Director of Intensive Care Medicine Service at Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto Health & the Challenge of Quality

José Bento

Chairman of the Cascais Hospital Board A New Generation of Hospitals

José Camolas

Vice-president of the Board of the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists Nutrion and Health

José Duarte

CEO at InnoCaptation Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

José Fragata

Co-director of the Heart Center of CUF Hospitals and Coordinator of the Cardiac Surgery Unit A New Generation of Hospitals Health Implementation Science

José Manuel Oliveira

Decunify CEO Data Science and Interoperability

José Mendes Ribeiro

Member Board Of Directors at CESADI - Centro de Saúde Digital Homecare: New Challenges & Opportunities

José Pedro Carvalho

Business Development Executive at Knokcare Citizen Forum

Katrien Buys

Director Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability at Grupo Ageas Portugal Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas

Larisa Aragon Castro

Patient Expert and Entrepreneur Patient Power

Laura Silveira

Vice President of ARSLVT Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum

Leandro Luís

Hospital Administrator at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central Digital Health and Personalized Care

Leonel Luis

Director of ORL SErvice in CHULN Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Leonor Picão

Coordinating Director of the Supply Valorization Department at Turismo de Portugal, I.P.. Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life
Luis Campos

Luis Campos

President of the Portuguese Council for Health and Environment Artificial Intelligence Beyond Limits Health Implementation Science

Luis Cunha Miranda

Rheumatologist Doctor Health Professionals Forum

Luis de Almeida Sampaio

Ambassador of Portugal in Prague CEO's Forum
Luís Filipe Pereira

Luís Filipe Pereira

Economist, Manager, former Minister of Health Innovation, Environment and Sustainability
Luís Marques Mendes

Luís Marques Mendes

Lawyer, State Counselor Opening Dialogue
Luís Miguel Oliveira

Luís Miguel Oliveira

Senior Associate Director Research Programs at The Michael J. Fox Foundation Rethinking the Innovation Pathway Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities
Luis Valente

Luis Valente

CEO & Co-Founder at iLoF Citizen Forum
Luís Vaz Henriques

Luís Vaz Henriques

Director at Lusíadas Saúde, Head of Information Systems, Triple HIMS7 Hospitals Mental Health & Artificial Intelligence
Luís Velez Lapão

Luís Velez Lapão

Professor of Global Digital Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa The Future Of Transplantation
Malcolm-Luker

Malcolm Luker

Chief Commercial Officer, HoloCare, AS; a SME based in Oslo, Norway. Health Management Innovation
Manuel Cunha

Manuel Cunha

Director of the Facility Management, Industry and Construction Business Areas at Mota-Engil ATIV Architecture, Health and Wellness

Manuel Delgado

Health Consultant A New Generation of Hospitals

Manuel Lemos

Presidente da União das Misericórdias Portuguesas Digital Health and Personalized Care

Manuel Pizarro

Health Minister of Portugal Opening Session

Manuela Almeida

MD, Graduated Nephrology Assistant The Future of Transplantation

Manuela Filipe

President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Red Cross Health and Longevity

Mara Sousa Freitas

Director of the Institute of Bioethics at the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) Artificial Intelligence Beyond the Limits
Marco Kuster

Marco Kuster

Strategic Deal Manager- International Health Management Innovation
Marco Moutinho

Marco Moutinho

Sports Director Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention
Margarida Espanha

Margarida Espanha

Associate Professor in the Department of Sports and Health at the Faculty of Human Motricity of the University of Lisbon (FMH-UL Health Professionals Forum
Maria Amélia Ferreira

Maria Amélia Ferreira

Physician, Full Professor FMUP (retired) Health and Longevity
Maria Antónia Almeida Santos

Maria Antónia Almeida Santos

Member of Parliament Global Health Forum Awards 2023
Maria de Belém

Maria de Belém

Former Health Minister of Portugal Global Health and Global Policies Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being

Maria do Céu Machado

President of Lisbon Medical Sciences Society Digital Health Trends & Tendencies Digital Health and Personalized Care

Maria do Céu Santo

Gynaecologist and obstetrician Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being

Maria Elisa Domingues

Journalist Opening Dialog
Mário Figueiredo

Maria Helena Caria

Head of Biomedical Sciences Department at Health School of Plytechnic Institute of Setúbal Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.
Maria José David

Maria José David

Director of Tourism at Vidago Group Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life
Maria-José-Rego-de-Sousa

Maria José Rego de Sousa

Member of the Board of Centro de Medicina Laboratorial Germano e Sousa The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques

Member of the European Parliament Digital Health Trends & Tendencies
Maria Manuel Mota

Maria Manuel Mota

Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine Young Leaders in Ivestigation - Funding Oppotunities
Maria Silveira

Maria Silveira

Médis. Health Strategic Orchestration, Dir Healthcare Ecosystem Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being
Mariana da Silva

Mariana da Silva

Nova Medical School Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities
Mariana Ribeiro Ferreira

Mariana Ribeiro Ferreira

Director of Corporate Citizenship at CUF Global Compliance: a Call for Action
Mário Figueiredo

Mário Figueiredo

Full Professor at IST Lisbon University Artificial Inteligence Beyond Limits
Marta-Amorim

Marta Amorim

Medical Genetics Consultant at Grupo Germano de Sousa The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine
Matic Meglic

Matic Meglic

Global Executive Director of Partnerships at Novartis Health and Longevity
Michele Cecchini

Michele Cecchini

Responsible for the OECD Programme of Work on Public Health Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality Mental Health & Artificial Intelligence
Miguel Castanho

Miguel Castanho

Professor at Lisbon Medical School and Group Leader at Instituto Medicina Molecular Rethinking the Innovation Pathway Vaccines and new frontiers of life
Miguel Castelo Branco

Miguel Castelo Branco

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University Young Leaders in Investigation — Funding Opportunities
Miguel Guimarães

Miguel Guimarães

Former President of Ordem dos Médicos Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System
Miguel-Oliveira

Miguel Oliveira

Senior Expert Data Scientist Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities
Miguel Oliveira

Miguel Oliveira

Specialist in General and Family Medicine Health Implementation Science
Miguel Oliveira da Silva

Miguel Oliveira da Silva

Professor of Medical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being
Miguel Pinto Luz

Miguel Pinto Luz

Deputy Mayor Câmara Municipal de Cascais Opening Session
Mónica Oliveira

Mónica Oliveira

Full Professor in the area of Decision Science and Management Engineering of IST Rethinking the Innovation Pathway Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
Mujaheed Shaikh

Mujaheed Shaikh

Professor of Health Governance at Hertie School, Berlin Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas
Nadim Habib

Nadim Habib

Assistant Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics Rethinking the Innovation Pathway
Patricia Calado

Patricia Calado

Vice-Dean for Research at NOVA Medical School Rethinking the Innovation Pathway
Patrícia Ramalho

Patrícia Ramalho

Health Sustainability Expert at Grupo Ageas Portugal Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention
Stefan Buttigieg

Paulo Cruz

Full Professor, President of the School of Architecture, Art and Design of the University of Minho Architecture, Health and Wellness
Paulo Espiga

Paulo Espiga

Hospital Administrator Data Science and Interoperability
Paulo-Gonçalves

Paulo Gonçalves

RD-Portugal, Union of Rare Disease Associations of Portugal Patient Power
Paulo Neves

Paulo Neves

President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and Executive Member CA CHUA CEO's Forum

Paulo Portas

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Global Health in a Global World

Paulo Sousa

Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Health Strategies at the National School of Public Health - NOVA University Lisbon Health & the Challenge of Quality

Paulo Teixeira

CEO Pfizer Portugal CEO's Forum

Pedro Brás da Silva

Consultant at OUVIR Association Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Pedro Cantista

MD, PhD - President of the College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Portuguese Medical Association Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

Pedro Delgado

Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality Health & the Challenge of Quality

Pedro Dias Alves

Founding Partner of OutDo Advisory Data Science and Interoperability
Pedro Dominguinhos

Pedro Dominguinhos

President of the National Monitoring Committee of the PRR Innovation Towards a Better Life Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum
Pedro Gamito

Pedro Gamito

Director HEI-Lab: Digital Human-Environment Interaction Labs at Lusófona University Mental Health & Artificial Intelligence
Pedro Gouveia

Pedro Gouveia

Breast Surgeon, MedicalXR, Researcher and Futurist Innovation Towards a Better Life
Pedro Pereira Rodrigues

Pedro Pereira Rodrigues

Associate Professor at FMUP and Director Data Science PhD Program Artificial Inteligence Beyond Limits
Pedro Ramos

Pedro Ramos

Regional Secretary for Health and Civil Protection of RAM Digital Health Trends & Tendencies
Pedro Sá Moreira

Pedro Sá Moreira

College professor Health Implementation Science
Stefan Buttigieg

Pedro Serra Pinto

Executive Director at Fórum Saúde XXI Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum
Raquel-Gil-Gouveia

Raquel Gil Gouveia

Director of the Neurology Department at Hospital da Luz - Lisboa The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine
Ricardo Baptista Leite

Ricardo Baptista Leite

CEO of IDAIR – The International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative Artificial Inteligence Beyond Limits
Ricardo Constantino

Ricardo Constantino

Partner & Head of Health & Public Sector at NTT DATA Portugal A New Generation of Hospitals
Ricardo Correia de Matos

Ricardo Correia de Matos

President of Ordem dos Enfermeiros SRC Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System
Ricardo Mexia

Ricardo Mexia

Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist. Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability
Ricardo Perdigão Henriques

Ricardo Perdigão Henriques

Managing Partner of Biovance Capital and CEO of Bionova Capital Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities
Ricardo Valente

Ricardo Valente

City Councilor for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship and City Councilor for Finance, Economic Activities and Inspectorate Citizen Forum
Ricardo Baptista Leite

Rita Veloso

Executive member of the Board of Directors of Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António Global Compliance: a call for action
Roberto Roncon de Albuquerque

Roberto Roncon de Albuquerque

Clinical Director of the São João Hospital and University Center (CHUSJ) The Future Of Transplantation
Rogério Gaspar

Rogério Gaspar

Director of Regulation and Prequalification at WHO Global Health & Global Policies
Rui Medeiros

Rui Medeiros

Researcher and University Professor Digital Health and Personalized Care
Rui-Nogueira

Rui Nogueira

President of the Board of the Assembly of the Intermunicipal Community of the Leiria Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System
Rui-Nogueira

Rui Raposo

Adiministrador at Alloance HealthCare CEO Forum
Rui Santos Ivo

Rui Santos Ivo

President of Infarmed - National Authority of Medicines and Health Products Rethinking the Innovation Pathway
Safiya Al Shahi

Safiya Al Shahi

Healthcare Consultant, MD Health Management Innovation
Salvato Trigo

Salvato Trigo

President of the Fernando Pessoa Education and Culture Foundation Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas
Sara Cerdas

Sara Cerdas

Member of the European Parliament Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality
Sara Gonçalves

Sara Gonçalves

Founder and CEO of Actif Health and Longevity
Sara Gonçalves

Sílvia Moreira

Hospital de Cascais Diretor Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention
Simon Gineste

Simon Gineste

Innovative Medicines Country President at Novartis Portugal CEO's Forum
Simon Streit

Simon Streit

Clinically Trained Researcher at Charité Univerity Hospital in Berlin Global Health and Global Policies The Future of Transplantation

Sónia Dias

Director at ENSP / NOVA Health Implementation Science Global Health and Global Policies
Stefan Buttigieg

Stefan Buttigieg

Digital Health and Health Data Consultant and Public Health Specialist Artificial Intelligence Beyond Limits
Steven Braekeveldt

Steven Braekeveldt

CEO of Continental Europe Ageas and CEO of Grupo Ageas Portugal CEO's Forum
Susan Cabeceiras

Susan Cabeceiras

Founder of Konceptness Health and Longevity
Susana Castro Marques

Susana Castro Marques

Country Medical Director, Pfizer Portugal Vaccines and new frontiers of life
Susana Mayer

Susana Mayer

Head of Sustainability, Tranquilidade | Generali Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention

Susana Viegas

Professor and Researcher, NOVA National School of Public Health Global Health & Climate Transition
Susanne Schlagl

Susanne Schlagl

Head of Vodafone Centre for Health Innovation Towards a Better Life A New Generation of Hospitals
Tâmara Milagre

Tamara Milagre

President of the EVITA-Hereditary Cancer Association Patient Power

Tânia Gaspar

Coordinator of the Portuguese Laboratory of Healthy Work Environments Mental Health & Artificial Inteligence
Susanne Schlagl

Tânia Makiese Areias

Founder Kiesing Human Brands Innovation, Environment and Sustainability
Teresa Almeida

Teresa Almeida

President of the Board of CCDRLVT Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum
Teresa Leão

Teresa Leão

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. Architecture, Health and Wellness
Teresa-Vieira

Teresa Vieira

President of the Board of the General Assembly and Coordinator of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Association of Termas de Portugal Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life
Tiago Dantas

Tiago Dantas

Associate Researcher at the Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) in Porto Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities
Válter Fonseca

Válter Fonseca

Staff Member, Quality of Care and Patient Safety, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. Health & the Chanllenge of Quality
Vanessa Ferreira

Vanessa Ferreira

Head of Patient and Public Involvement at Humanized Solutions Lda Patient Power
Vitor Jorge Paiva Leal

Vitor Jorge Paiva Leal

President of the Termas de Portugal Association Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life
Xavier Barreto

Xavier Barreto

President of APAH A New Generation of Hospitals

Adalberto Campos Fernandes

Chairman of the Global Health Forum
Former Minister of Health of Portugal

Professor at the National School of Public Health at the University Nova from Lisbon. Minister of Health of the XXI Constitutional Government (2015-2018). PhD in Health Administration from the University of Lisbon. Integrates the Research Center in Public Health (CISP) of NOVA ENSP and the Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC) at NOVA University. Integrates the Regional Director’s Advisory Council NCD of the European Region of WHO. President of the General Assembly of the Institute of Health Based on Evidence. Vice President of the School Board of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. Academic Member of the National Academy of Medicine of Portugal. integrates several National and International Scientific Associations.

Rui Raposo

Adiministrador at Alloance HealthCare

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Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO Forum

This parallel session aims to improve collaboration among stakeholders in the healthcare system, including government agencies, healthcare providers, industry, and citizens, which is crucial for enhancing access and the quality of care. Our main goal is establishing communication channels among all stakeholders to facilitate information sharing and collaboration. In this session, we pursue a shared vision and mission statement outlining common healthcare system goals. These goals should prioritize accessibility, affordability, and quality of care for all citizens. Align government policies, regulations, and incentives with the overarching goal of improving healthcare access and quality. Encourage policies that promote innovation and efficiency. This Forum will discuss the importance of interoperability and data sharing among healthcare providers, payers, and industry partners, enabling a more comprehensive understanding of patient needs and healthcare outcomes. The debate should also be centered on adopting healthcare technologies, such as electronic health records, and telemedicine, to improve care coordination and accessibility. We will also discuss the importance of implementing performance-based incentives for healthcare providers and organizations to promote high-quality care and better patient outcomes. This parallel session aims to encourage partnership efforts that focus on healthcare innovation and improvement, as improving collaboration among stakeholders in the healthcare system is an ongoing process that requires commitment, flexibility, and a patient-centered approach. By working together and implementing these strategies, it is possible to make significant progress in improving access and the quality of care for all citizens.

Sílvia Moreira

Hospital de Cascais Diretor

Contract and Projects Director, Hospital de Cascais

Projects, Reporting & Contract  Management Director at Hospital de Cascais (Portuguese Public-Private Partnership Hospital). Economist (Master’s thesis in Health Economics), Master in Management (Master’s thesis in Emergency Department Optimization), 18 years of experience in the Health Sector (including 11 years as a Manager and Head of Operations of Health Units); writer of opinion articles and market research analysis in health magazines, co-writer of health case studies and scientific papers. Executive MBA. IHF Young Executive Leader 2019.

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Sustainable Health: Towards Prevention

Sustainable health, with a focus on prevention, is a vital concept in our rapidly changing world. It recognizes that a healthy population is not just a result of advanced medical treatments but a product of comprehensive strategies that prioritize well-being from the ground up.

Prevention is the cornerstone of sustainable health. It’s about tackling health issues at their roots rather than simply addressing symptoms. This approach involves promoting healthier lifestyles, providing access to clean water and nutritious food, and ensuring adequate sanitation and hygiene. It’s about vaccination campaigns to prevent infectious diseases, education to promote mental health, and policies that mitigate environmental risks.

One key aspect of sustainable health is environmental stewardship. Our health is intrinsically linked to the health of our planet. Pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction can all have profound health impacts. Therefore, initiatives that reduce carbon emissions, preserve biodiversity, and promote sustainable agriculture are integral to our long-term well-being.

Access to healthcare is another critical component of sustainable health. Universal healthcare systems ensure that everyone has equitable access to essential medical services, regardless of their socioeconomic status. This not only improves individual health but also reduces health disparities within society.

Community engagement is also pivotal. Local initiatives that encourage physical activity, healthy eating, and social connections can have a significant impact on public health. When communities are actively involved in their health, they become more resilient to health crises and better equipped to prevent diseases.

Education plays a crucial role in sustainable health. Teaching individuals about healthy behaviors, nutrition, and the importance of regular check-ups empowers them to take control of their own well-being. Moreover, health literacy is a powerful tool in making informed decisions about prevention and treatment.

In conclusion, sustainable health with a focus on prevention is about building a resilient, healthy society for the long term. It’s not just about treating illnesses but about addressing the root causes, from lifestyle choices to environmental factors. By prioritizing prevention, we can reduce the burden on healthcare systems, improve quality of life, and create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

Jacobo Muñoz

Director of the Medical and Regulatory Department at Janssen Portugal

Jacobo Muñoz is an Oncologist. Graduated in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Madrid, postgraduate in Oncology from the University of Gerona and with an Advanced Management Program at IE University. He worked at Hospital Ramon y Cajal, in Madrid, and since 2016 he joined Janssen Spain, having been leader of the medical area in Oncology, with responsibility for the entire area of solid tumors: Prostate, Bladder, Lung and Agnostic tumors. Since 2022, he has been Director of the Medical and Regulatory Department at Janssen Portugal.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Digital Health and Personalized Care

In a global context, digital health can help bridge gaps in healthcare access and resources, particularly in underserved or remote areas. Nevertheless, answers are still needed. Are digital health and personalized care a reality for everyone or do they exacerbate inequalities? Do they add value to health institutions’ management? What is the role of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics? And what are the main ethical issues raised?

Frederico Costa

Specialist in Technological Consulting and Cybersecurity

Specialist in Technological Consulting and Cybersecurity. With more than 23 years of experience, Frederico Costa is a renowned specialist in technological consultancy and cybersecurity. Having worked for leading global companies, he has led innovative projects in critical sectors such as finance, transportation and aerospace security. A cybersecurity enthusiast, he is ready to share valuable insights at the event.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Data Science and Interoperability

Data Science and interoperability cover the heart of healthcare technology development. It is the road that paves the way to innovation. Healthcare organizations’ data may help improve diagnosis, new treatments, patient care, and general services. We will discuss where we stand today and how we can speed up technology adoption supported by data science and interoperability.

Susana Mayer

Head of Sustainability, Tranquilidade | Generali

She joined Tranquilidade in 2001, where she currently works in the Marketing Department as Head of Sustainability and is responsible for strategic projects. With a vast and diverse experience of over 25 years in the insurance sector, previously at Império and now at Tranquilidade, she has held roles in several core business areas: Marketing; Technical Direction; Information systems; Planning and Control. Specifically in the Marketing area, he was responsible for Customer Segments, Customer Research and Competitive Intelligence, CRM, and participated in several transformative and transversal projects in the company, e.g., customer retention, development of new Private and Corporate products, implementation of Sales Force MKT Cloud and regular non-contractual communications to Customers, GDPR, Satisfaction and Quality Studies. In the area of Sustainability, it challenges and articulates the contributions of the various areas responsible for the different elements of Sustainability and coordinates the SME EnterPRIZE, the group’s sustainability award, and community and social responsibility initiatives, with emphasis on The Human Safety Net, the main program of social responsibility of the Generali Group at an international level. She has a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics at UCP and a master’s degree in Information Management from the Lisbon MBA. She attended leadership programs at Nova SBE and UCP Executive training courses.

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention

Sustainable health, with a focus on prevention, is a vital concept in our rapidly changing world. It recognizes that a healthy population is not just a result of advanced medical treatments but a product of comprehensive strategies that prioritize well-being from the ground up.

Prevention is the cornerstone of sustainable health. It’s about tackling health issues at their roots rather than simply addressing symptoms. This approach involves promoting healthier lifestyles, providing access to clean water and nutritious food, and ensuring adequate sanitation and hygiene. It’s about vaccination campaigns to prevent infectious diseases, education to promote mental health, and policies that mitigate environmental risks.

One key aspect of sustainable health is environmental stewardship. Our health is intrinsically linked to the health of our planet. Pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction can all have profound health impacts. Therefore, initiatives that reduce carbon emissions, preserve biodiversity, and promote sustainable agriculture are integral to our long-term well-being.

Access to healthcare is another critical component of sustainable health. Universal healthcare systems ensure that everyone has equitable access to essential medical services, regardless of their socioeconomic status. This not only improves individual health but also reduces health disparities within society.

Community engagement is also pivotal. Local initiatives that encourage physical activity, healthy eating, and social connections can have a significant impact on public health. When communities are actively involved in their health, they become more resilient to health crises and better equipped to prevent diseases.

Education plays a crucial role in sustainable health. Teaching individuals about healthy behaviors, nutrition, and the importance of regular check-ups empowers them to take control of their own well-being. Moreover, health literacy is a powerful tool in making informed decisions about prevention and treatment.

In conclusion, sustainable health with a focus on prevention is about building a resilient, healthy society for the long term. It’s not just about treating illnesses but about addressing the root causes, from lifestyle choices to environmental factors. By prioritizing prevention, we can reduce the burden on healthcare systems, improve quality of life, and create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

André Albergaria

Coordinator of Translational Research & Industry Partnerships at i3S

André Albergaria is a researcher specialized in Oncobiology. His scientific expertise is focused on epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in breast cancer, cancer therapy resistance, and biomarker discovery and validation. Graduated in Applied Biology, he obtained his Master Degree in Molecular Oncology from the Faculty of Medicine of Porto University (FMUP) and holds the Certificate from the two-year Training Programme in Pharmaceutical Medicine (PharmaTrain Centre of Excellence), a programme that provide competences to work through drug development and pharma regulatory processes. André also holds the Clinical Investigator Certificate (CLIC-Level 1) from PharmaTrain. André holds a PhD in Life & Health Sciences from the Institute of Health and Life Sciences from University of Minho (ICVS) and was a PhD resident at the Imperial College School of Medicine of London, UK, between 2006 and 2008. André has a Post-Graduation in BioBusiness, from AMC Graduate School and Amsterdam BioMed Cluster, Netherlands and worked as an Investment Consultant in the LifeSciences & MedTech Team for the venture capital company – Portugal Ventures. During the last 19 years of scientific career André has published more than 32 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Actually, André is a Professor at Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto and is the Coordinator of the i3S Translational Research and Industry Partnerships Office (Research and Innovation Unit), a group that work on the interface between the health care/pharma industry, clinicians and academic research teams. André is a co-coordinator of the Portuguese Coordination Panel of the Research & Innovation Agenda on Health and Clinical and Translational Research. Currently, André is also a project evaluator for several public and private entities, including pharma companies, and is an expert member of the H2020 SC1 Programme Committee, an health expert at Perin – Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation Network and it has been developing and contributing as scientific expert to several European Organizations/Consortium such as EATRIS and ICPerMed (contributor to the ICPerMed Vision Paper 2019).

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Citizen Forum

This parallel session discusses the importance of citizen engagement, empowerment, and participation in achieving a better healthcare system. In this session, we will discuss the role of universal health coverage and providing access to quality healthcare services for all citizens. In this context, we will discuss healthcare as a public good and the importance of citizens’ rights and responsibilities. We also discuss the importance of citizen engagement in advocating for policy changes, better healthcare services, and accountability from healthcare providers and policymakers. In this parallel session, we will explore the concept of health literacy and how it empowers citizens to make informed decisions about their health. Discuss initiatives that promote health literacy among the general population. Acknowledge the challenges and barriers to citizen engagement and participation in healthcare. These include socioeconomic disparities, lack of information, or bureaucratic obstacles. Discuss the importance of supportive policy and legal frameworks encouraging citizen participation in healthcare decisions. Share examples of countries or regions with effective policies in this regard. Talk about the role of citizens in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare measures. Encourage discussions on diet, exercise, and mental health. Encourage forum members to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts; creating a space where diverse perspectives can appear, and constructive solutions can be built is essential. We will note the importance of entrepreneurship in the better connection between people and health services.

João Carlos Dias Coelho

Member of Parliament

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Session: 30 Sept - 18:15

Global Health Forum Awards 2023

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Maria Antónia Almeida Santos

Member of Parliament

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Session: 30 Sept - 18:15

Global Health Forum Awards 2023

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Joaquim Gago

Psychiatrist, Member of the National Coordination of Mental Health Policies

Professor of Psychiatry at NOVA Medical School 

Senior graduate assistant in psychiatry at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Oeste (CHLO)

Coordinator of the Oeiras Mental Health Unit at CHLO

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Implementation Science

Implementation science is essential to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and policies, programs and interventions in real contexts. How to develop strategies to improve and expand existing interventions and accelerate the adoption of new scientifically proven practices? This session includes the intervention of experts and the discussion of practical cases, in order to explore strategies to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation process.

Pedro Sá Moreira

College professor

Doctor in Public Health with International Mention – Summa Cum Laude (Distinction and Commendation), from the University of Alicante, under international co-tutelship from the National School of Public Health – Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

National Defense Auditor, by the National Defense Institute.

Senior Management Program for Health Institutions (PADIS), AESE Business School.

Advanced Health Management Program (HMP) and Postgraduate in Health Law (PGDS), from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Course in Cyberspace, Institute of National Defense; Senior Management Course in International Public Administration (CADAPi) by the National Institute of Administration, I.P.

Advanced Training in Quality Management and Patient Safety from Harvard Medical School and National School of Public Health – Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Postgraduate training in Public Health from the University of Alicante and Advanced Training in Public Health Policy and Management, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

He develops teaching and research activities, with responsibility for coordinating quality management, knowledge management and health innovation projects.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Implementation Science

Implementation science is essential to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and policies, programs and interventions in real contexts. How to develop strategies to improve and expand existing interventions and accelerate the adoption of new scientifically proven practices? This session includes the intervention of experts and the discussion of practical cases, in order to explore strategies to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation process.

Jorge Cid

President of OMV

Graduated from ESMV, now FMV-UTL (1978). Worked as Head of the Companion Animal Clinic and Surgery at the Military Veterinary Hospital for 12 years, as part of the Army’s permanent staff. In 1980, he became Clinical Director of the Queluz Veterinary Clinic and later of the Infante Santo Veterinary Clinic. Founder and clinician at the Restelo Veterinary Hospital. He did a PAGE in veterinary clinic management at the Catholic University of Lisbon. President of APMVEAC (1997-2002; 2012-2015). Vice-President of the Professional and Deontological Council of the OMV (2010-2012). President of OMV (2016 to present date).

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability

Globalization, health care, and sustainability are interconnected and require careful consideration to ensure the well-being of individuals and the planet.

Cooperation, equitable access to health care, and sustainable practices are essential for addressing  the health challenges in an increasingly interconnected world.

We need to promote  circular economy in One Health, to achieve a better health for humans, animals, plants and the planet.

Session 18 will address  this issues, looking at risks, benefits and drawbacks.

Ana Rita Gomes

Member of the Multicare Executive Committee

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Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Sustainable Health: Towards Prevention

Sustainable health, with a focus on prevention, is a vital concept in our rapidly changing world. It recognizes that a healthy population is not just a result of advanced medical treatments but a product of comprehensive strategies that prioritize well-being from the ground up.

Prevention is the cornerstone of sustainable health. It’s about tackling health issues at their roots rather than simply addressing symptoms. This approach involves promoting healthier lifestyles, providing access to clean water and nutritious food, and ensuring adequate sanitation and hygiene. It’s about vaccination campaigns to prevent infectious diseases, education to promote mental health, and policies that mitigate environmental risks.

One key aspect of sustainable health is environmental stewardship. Our health is intrinsically linked to the health of our planet. Pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction can all have profound health impacts. Therefore, initiatives that reduce carbon emissions, preserve biodiversity, and promote sustainable agriculture are integral to our long-term well-being.

Access to healthcare is another critical component of sustainable health. Universal healthcare systems ensure that everyone has equitable access to essential medical services, regardless of their socioeconomic status. This not only improves individual health but also reduces health disparities within society.

Community engagement is also pivotal. Local initiatives that encourage physical activity, healthy eating, and social connections can have a significant impact on public health. When communities are actively involved in their health, they become more resilient to health crises and better equipped to prevent diseases.

Education plays a crucial role in sustainable health. Teaching individuals about healthy behaviors, nutrition, and the importance of regular check-ups empowers them to take control of their own well-being. Moreover, health literacy is a powerful tool in making informed decisions about prevention and treatment.

In conclusion, sustainable health with a focus on prevention is about building a resilient, healthy society for the long term. It’s not just about treating illnesses but about addressing the root causes, from lifestyle choices to environmental factors. By prioritizing prevention, we can reduce the burden on healthcare systems, improve quality of life, and create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

Maria João Silva

Chief Marketing Officer at Tranquilidade

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Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Sustainable Health: Towards Prevention

Sustainable health, with a focus on prevention, is a vital concept in our rapidly changing world. It recognizes that a healthy population is not just a result of advanced medical treatments but a product of comprehensive strategies that prioritize well-being from the ground up.

Prevention is the cornerstone of sustainable health. It’s about tackling health issues at their roots rather than simply addressing symptoms. This approach involves promoting healthier lifestyles, providing access to clean water and nutritious food, and ensuring adequate sanitation and hygiene. It’s about vaccination campaigns to prevent infectious diseases, education to promote mental health, and policies that mitigate environmental risks.

One key aspect of sustainable health is environmental stewardship. Our health is intrinsically linked to the health of our planet. Pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction can all have profound health impacts. Therefore, initiatives that reduce carbon emissions, preserve biodiversity, and promote sustainable agriculture are integral to our long-term well-being.

Access to healthcare is another critical component of sustainable health. Universal healthcare systems ensure that everyone has equitable access to essential medical services, regardless of their socioeconomic status. This not only improves individual health but also reduces health disparities within society.

Community engagement is also pivotal. Local initiatives that encourage physical activity, healthy eating, and social connections can have a significant impact on public health. When communities are actively involved in their health, they become more resilient to health crises and better equipped to prevent diseases.

Education plays a crucial role in sustainable health. Teaching individuals about healthy behaviors, nutrition, and the importance of regular check-ups empowers them to take control of their own well-being. Moreover, health literacy is a powerful tool in making informed decisions about prevention and treatment.

In conclusion, sustainable health with a focus on prevention is about building a resilient, healthy society for the long term. It’s not just about treating illnesses but about addressing the root causes, from lifestyle choices to environmental factors. By prioritizing prevention, we can reduce the burden on healthcare systems, improve quality of life, and create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

Manuel Cunha

Director of the Facility Management, Industry and Construction Business Areas at Mota-Engil ATIV

With academic training from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, he completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995.

In 1996 he began his professional career, taking on the role of After-Sales Manager at Relopa SA, where, for around 6 years, he was responsible for the After-Sales department of HVAC systems. He later joined Transdev as Maintenance Manager, having been linked to the maintenance of the Porto Metro’s fixed installations.

In 2010 he took on the position of Director of the consortium Manvia, Ferrovias, Vibeiras and Suma, the entity responsible for the Maintenance of Fixed Installations of the Porto Metro and, after four years, he took on a new challenge at Manvia, coordinating all maintenance activity in the metro sector. Facility Management.

Since April 2022, he has held the position of Director of the Facility Management, Industry and Construction Business Areas at Mota-Engil ATIV.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Architecture, Health and Wellness

As stated by the United Nations, it is obvious that our future is urban and, accordingly, for the World Health Organization that health should be prioritized in urban and territorial planning, in order to incorporate it into decision-making and thus favouring “age-friendly cities”. For the next generation of elders who wish to keep participating actively in society, shared and social spaces are crucial for both physical and mental health. Sharing and generational diversity are essential components for wellbeing, underscoring the psychosocial advantages of the community dimension. With a wide variety of collective, self-organized and participatory forms of housing, the concept of collaborative housing encompasses many forms of self-organized housing projects, created with a collective effort, in which residents have access to generous shared spaces with a variety of uses as compensation for a minimal amount of private space. The new Basic Housing Law in Portugal already provides for collaborative housing as a form of access to permanent housing, which will certainly arouse great interest to all those concerned with Architecture, Health and Wellness.

Eduardo Consiglieri Pedroso

Chief Healthcare Ecosystem Officer at AGEAS Group

Eduardo Manuel Carmona E Silva Consiglieri Pedroso is 61 years old and has a degree in Business Management from the Catholic University of Lisbon.

He began his professional career at Ocidental Vida in 1987. In 1994 he was head of the project responsible for setting up Companhia Portuguesa de Seguros de Saúde, S.A. (Médis), and was its Coordinating Director until 2001. That was the year he began his international experience with the Eureko Group, serving as CEO of Império Assurances et Capitalisation SA (France) and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of some Eureko Group companies in Romania, including Interamerican Romania Insurance Company SA.

Since 2011 he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Ageas Portugal Group, having served as CEO of Médis between 2011 and 2021, and currently holds the position of Chief Healthcare Ecosystem Officer of the same Group.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability

Globalization, health care, and sustainability are interconnected and require careful consideration to ensure the well-being of individuals and the planet.

Cooperation, equitable access to health care, and sustainable practices are essential for addressing  the health challenges in an increasingly interconnected world.

We need to promote  circular economy in One Health, to achieve a better health for humans, animals, plants and the planet.

Session 18 will address  this issues, looking at risks, benefits and drawbacks.

José Pedro Carvalho

Business Development Executive at Knokcare

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Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Citizen Forum

This parallel session discusses the importance of citizen engagement, empowerment, and participation in achieving a better healthcare system. In this session, we will discuss the role of universal health coverage and providing access to quality healthcare services for all citizens. In this context, we will discuss healthcare as a public good and the importance of citizens’ rights and responsibilities. We also discuss the importance of citizen engagement in advocating for policy changes, better healthcare services, and accountability from healthcare providers and policymakers. In this parallel session, we will explore the concept of health literacy and how it empowers citizens to make informed decisions about their health. Discuss initiatives that promote health literacy among the general population. Acknowledge the challenges and barriers to citizen engagement and participation in healthcare. These include socioeconomic disparities, lack of information, or bureaucratic obstacles. Discuss the importance of supportive policy and legal frameworks encouraging citizen participation in healthcare decisions. Share examples of countries or regions with effective policies in this regard. Talk about the role of citizens in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare measures. Encourage discussions on diet, exercise, and mental health. Encourage forum members to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts; creating a space where diverse perspectives can appear, and constructive solutions can be built is essential. We will note the importance of entrepreneurship in the better connection between people and health services.

Filipa Mota e Costa

CEO at Janssen Portugal

Filipa Mota e Costa has been General Director of the Portuguese branch of Janssen, a pharmaceutical company in the Johnson & Johnson Group, since 2016.

In 2003, she joined Janssen where she performed various functions in the commercial and

New Business Development, in Portugal and Italy.

Filipa Mota e Costa is also Vice-President of the Board of Directors of APIFARMA – Portuguese Pharmaceutical Industry Association since 2022.

She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and an MBA from INSEAD.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Digital Health and Personalized Care

In a global context, digital health can help bridge gaps in healthcare access and resources, particularly in underserved or remote areas. Nevertheless, answers are still needed. Are digital health and personalized care a reality for everyone or do they exacerbate inequalities? Do they add value to health institutions’ management? What is the role of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics? And what are the main ethical issues raised?

Nadim Habib

Assistant Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics

Nadim is currently a lecturer at the Nova School of Business and Economics, in Lisbon, teaching in the master’s and Executive Education programmes. He also speaks and consults leading organisations on strategy and agility. His Innovation and Management Agility programme was voted Best in The World for 2 consecutive years by the CEMS Network (in 2014 & 2015), a Global Alliance of 27 Business Schools and 90 Corporations. From 2008 to 2014, he was the CEO of the Executive Education programme at the NOVA School of Business & Economics. Previously, he held senior management roles in banking, telecommunications and consulting.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:40

Rethinking the Innovation Pathway

How? Questioning is the best starting point to come up with answers. How to promote ideas, how to retain talent, how to receive proper training and guidance from experts, how to speed up business, how to… Rethinking the Path of Innovation is the first step in redefining the future of healthcare.

Hernâni Dias

Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Impetus S.A.

Graduated in Biology and Geology, postgraduate in Environmental Management Engineering and executive postgraduate in Business Management. He is currently Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Impetus S.A.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Realising the Full Potential of Women’s Health and Well-being

Why do women, despite taking more care of their health, have a higher prevalence of disease and rend to be seen as fragile and weak?

Join us at a study presentation that aims to awaken consciences and demystify preconceptions about women’s health.

Sara Gonçalves

Founder and CEO of Actif

Founder and CEO of Actif, a social impact startup focused on active and healthy aging. Graduated in Engineering with a Specialization course in Bioinformatics. Co-founder and former COO of Trigger.Systems, an IoT technology startup for saving irrigation water. Founder and member of the board of Associação Quebra-Dados. Tech Advisor at C-MORE. Recognized with European Innovation & Technology Women Awards in 2019. Her personal mission is to use technology to solve social problems.

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Health and Longevity

Experts from different sectors will discuss how to promote healthy longevity. The debate will focus on new approaches that can shape the future of a healthier and more resilient population, such as home care, disease prevention, habitat after 60 years and even naturals spas as an intergenerational health resource.

Leonel Luis

Director of ORL SErvice in CHULN

Professor Leonel Luís has been Director of the ENT Service at Hospital de Santa Maria-CHULN since 2016. He is also a guest Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Deputy Clinical Director, Coordinator of the Lisbon Metropolitan ENT Emergency Room and President of the Otoneurology Section of the SPORL.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Is a symposium that will explore the future of hearing health. The symposium aims to promote innovation, inclusion, and accessibility in hearing healthcare. The symposium will feature experts in the field of audiology, hearing technology, and public health. They will discuss the latest research, technologies, and policies related to hearing health. 

The symposium will also provide a platform for networking and collaboration among professionals, researchers, and advocates in the field.

Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems, to prevent disease, to promote quality of life… there is a world of possibilities and opportunities that can be factored in in healthcare policies. The time to make the change is now!

Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality

Governments, the private sector and civil society are three key elements of an urgent debate. We will bring together several countries, with different realities and experiences, to find answers to some of the most pressing questions.

Global Health and Global Policies

National and global healthcare systems, including medical care and public healthcare services, the allocation of resources between countries and organisations, and the practical implementation of programs while solutions for the achievement of health objectives are some of the issues to be discussed. The health challenges are global!

Innovation Towards a Better Life

Talking about innovation is not just talking about new products or services; it’s talking about the creation and spread of new processes and methods that may lead us to new business opportunities, professions and work environments.
Better machinery, more effective equipment, environmental-friendly buildings, better software, data processing, research and development (R&D), design, intellectual property… Innovation is key to addressing profound social and global challenges and may improve our quality of life!

Global Health & Climate Transition

Climate change is not just an environmental crisis but a public health emergency, given its potential to multiply physical and mental healthcare needs. It’s not just the elderly, the population experiencing economic difficulties and people with a health condition who face the greatest risk of mortality – climate change will have a major impact on global health. And the entire environmental footprint of the healthcare sector must also be taken into account.

Digital Health Trends and Tendencies

The alliance between technology and people, from healthcare professionals to users, is already there. From telemedicine to data processing, from wearable devices such as smartwatches to augmented reality in clinical settings, there is a whole world of digital health to explore.

Rethinking the Innovation Pathway

How? Questioning is the best starting point to come up with answers. How to promote ideas, how to retain talent, how to receive proper training and guidance from experts, how to speed up business, how to… Rethinking the Path of Innovation is the first step in redefining the future of healthcare.

Artificial Intelligence Beyond Limits

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions are transforming the way healthcare is provided. From faster diagnostics to the discovery of new links between genetic codes to robot-assisted surgery, the use of AI in healthcare is driving medical treatment and patient experience. Is AI reinventing modern healthcare through machines that can predict, understand, learn and act? This is something worth discussing…!

Pedro Dias Alves

Founding Partner of OutDo Advisory

Top executive with extensive business acumen in multiple sectors – Industry, Transportation, Infrastructures, Banking, Insurance and Healthcare – with comprehensive practice in various business contexts – deal structuring, scale-up, growth, internationalization, business model innovation, turnaround, M&A and Project Finance. With 25+ years of experience in the Healthcare sector in Portugal: top executive at 2 of the leading market players; deep expertise in Public-Private Partnerships; project consulting and advisory; public office.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Data Science and Interoperability

Data Science and interoperability cover the heart of healthcare technology development. It is the road that paves the way to innovation. Healthcare organizations’ data may help improve diagnosis, new treatments, patient care, and general services. We will discuss where we stand today and how we can speed up technology adoption supported by data science and interoperability.

Carla Castro

Iniciativa Liberal Deputy

Iniciativa Liberal Deputy and member of the AR Board of Directors, she created and led the IL Studies Office. She considers herself a Manager by profession, having been a university professor (MBA in strategy and PhD in management).

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Is a symposium that will explore the future of hearing health. The symposium aims to promote innovation, inclusion, and accessibility in hearing healthcare. The symposium will feature experts in the field of audiology, hearing technology, and public health. They will discuss the latest research, technologies, and policies related to hearing health. 

The symposium will also provide a platform for networking and collaboration among professionals, researchers, and advocates in the field.

Susan Cabeceiras

Founder of Konceptness

She was born in Toronto, Canada, where she spent her early childhood.

Susan Medeiros Cabeceiras grows up in the Azores, on the island of São Miguel, with her parents.

  She later studied in Lisbon, where she chose to live and work.

She has always been fascinated by Architecture and creating ambiences.

  She completed her degree in architecture, specializing in industrial licensing, retail, healthcare and services.

Security Technician, specialist in Fire Safety, and with a Masters in Commercial Management (Sales Management).

Susan Cabeceiras founded her own company “Konceptness” in 2009 and thus began her entrepreneurial journey.

Konceptness is a market leader in construction consultancy for the industry, with experience in residential, commercial, service, healthcare and leisure buildings. The team has more than 20 years of market experience in Architecture, Engineering and Environment.

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Health and Longevity

Experts from different sectors will discuss how to promote healthy longevity. The debate will focus on new approaches that can shape the future of a healthier and more resilient population, such as home care, disease prevention, habitat after 60 years and even naturals spas as an intergenerational health resource.

Diana Costa

Coordinator of the Vaccination Center of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Pharmaceutical

Postgraduate in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

Coordinator of the Vaccination Center of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Health and Longevity

Experts from different sectors will discuss how to promote healthy longevity. The debate will focus on new approaches that can shape the future of a healthier and more resilient population, such as home care, disease prevention, habitat after 60 years and even naturals spas as an intergenerational health resource.

Ana Carolina Manica

CEO of Madeira Quality Care

Ana Carolina Gonçalves Manica, 30 years old, CEO of Madeira Quality Care home support company, founded in January 2022.

Madeira Quality Care leads the home care sector with an avant-garde approach that combines technology and care to offer the best care to elderly people in the comfort of their own home.

Nurse specialist in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing since 2021, with advanced training in palliative care and health unit management;

Increased competence in Occupational Nursing;

Nurse in the emergency department at Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital;

Coordinator of the Nursing team at Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Funchal;

Coordinator of the Nursing team at Centro Médico do Atlântico;

Coordinator of the Workclinic Occupational Health Nursing team.

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Health and Longevity

Experts from different sectors will discuss how to promote healthy longevity. The debate will focus on new approaches that can shape the future of a healthier and more resilient population, such as home care, disease prevention, habitat after 60 years and even naturals spas as an intergenerational health resource.

Matic Meglic

Global Executive Director of Partnerships at Novartis

Degree in Medicine and PhD in development and clinical evaluation of digital therapeutics;

He is currently the Global Executive Director of Partnerships at Novartis

Specialization (including publications) in Digital Health; Optimization of the care process; RWE and Records; Data governance and interoperability; Business models based on value and results.

He has led several successful business lines to develop and deliver solutions in areas of disease prevention, therapeutic adherence, patient engagement, digital therapeutics and mental health;

Established  numerous international strategic partnerships with industry and regional health systems; led the commercial side of acquisitions in the digital health and remote monitoring space;

He also has experience in regulation and policy, including working with the European Commission, MedTech Forum, EFPIA, funding bodies, Ministries of Health, Institutes of Public Health and hospital groups, scientific societies and professional associations.

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Health and Longevity

Experts from different sectors will discuss how to promote healthy longevity. The debate will focus on new approaches that can shape the future of a healthier and more resilient population, such as home care, disease prevention, habitat after 60 years and even naturals spas as an intergenerational health resource.

Ana João Sepúlveda

Expert in Longevity Economics and Sustainable Aging

Expert in Longevity Economics and Sustainable Aging.

Managing Partner at 40+ Lab.

She has a degree in sociology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a master’s degree in North American Cultural Studies from Universidade Aberta and a master’s degree in innovation and coolhunting from Escola Superior de Comunicação Social.

With over 17 years of experience in marketing and market research, she has been studying the effects of population longevity, society and the economy for over 12 years. She is the CEO of 40+ Lab, the only business consultancy company in Portugal fully dedicated to the development of the Longevity Economy.

She is an influencer in the area of Longevity Economy in Portugal, and is also recognized as a pioneer in the development of this topic at a national level. Also recognized for its global network of connections in the area of Longevity Economics and aging, which covers 5 continents.

She is currently President of the Age Friendly Portugal Association and Ambassador of REDE Aging 2.0,

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Health and Longevity

Experts from different sectors will discuss how to promote healthy longevity. The debate will focus on new approaches that can shape the future of a healthier and more resilient population, such as home care, disease prevention, habitat after 60 years and even naturals spas as an intergenerational health resource.

Maria do Céu Santo

Gynaecologist and obstetrician

Gynaecologist and obstetrician, qualified in Clinical Sexology by the Portuguese Association of Medical Doctors and a postgraduate qualification in Anti-ageing. Currently practicing at Hospital da Luz, she is also a member of the Board of the Portuguese Society of Andrology.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Realising the Full Potential of Women’s Health and Well-being

Why do women, despite taking more care of their health, have a higher prevalence of disease and rend to be seen as fragile and weak?

Join us at a study presentation that aims to awaken consciences and demystify preconceptions about women’s health.

Paulo Espiga

Hospital Administrator

Experienced Hospital Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Innovation Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Change Management. Strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Business Administration – MBA focused in GESTÃO from AESE Business School.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Data Science and Interoperability

Data Science and interoperability cover the heart of healthcare technology development. It is the road that paves the way to innovation. Healthcare organizations’ data may help improve diagnosis, new treatments, patient care, and general services. We will discuss where we stand today and how we can speed up technology adoption supported by data science and interoperability.

Diana Moreira

Pediatric Infectiology and Primary Immunodeficiencies Unit of the Pediatrics Service and Infectious Diseases Service of the Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho.

Consultant Paediatrician, working in the Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Primary Immunodeficiency Unit and in Paediatric Travel Clinic, from the Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho (CHVNG/E). Member of the Infection Control Unit of CHVNG/E.

Member of the COVID-19 Portuguese National Immunisation Technical Advisory Group.

PhD student in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine from the University of Porto. External Volunteer Assistant in Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

Active member of the Portuguese Society of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases: board member from 2013-2019. Board member of the Portuguese Group of Primary Immunodeficiencies. Coordinator of the Pertussis Paediatric Portuguese Study Group of the Portuguese Society of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

Her special interests are in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, primary immunodeficiencies and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Vaccines and new frontiers of life

In a world where emerging diseases continually threaten our global health, a new chapter is being written in the history of vaccines. The parallel session, “Vaccines and New Frontiers of Life,” explores the intricate interaction between science, innovation, and public health as we face unprecedented challenges. This parallel session delves into the rapid development of vaccines to combat the ever-evolving landscape of infectious diseases. From the groundbreaking mRNA technology utilized in COVID-19 vaccines to the tireless efforts of researchers and healthcare professionals on the front lines, we face the extraordinary endeavors of our time. However, with these breakthroughs comes controversy. “Vaccines and New Frontiers of Life” aims to debate the skepticism and misinformation surrounding vaccines, highlighting the importance of science-based decision-making and the battle against vaccine hesitancy. It highlights the voices of experts dedicated to dispelling myths and ensuring the public understands the significance of vaccination in safeguarding our collective well-being. As the world grapples with the ongoing challenges of emerging diseases, this session takes viewers on a journey through the triumphs, trials, and triumphs again in the realm of vaccines. It invites all the participants to reflect on vaccines’ critical role in our modern society and underscores the need for global cooperation in the face of these relentless threats. In this parallel session of the Global Heal Forum, we would like to explore the nexus between science, ethics, and public health, contributing to a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the relentless pursuit of solutions to safeguard our future in an ever-changing world.

Ana Correia

Head of Division of Programming, Planning and Statistics of Instituto Camões da Cooperação e da Língua

Ana Correia, Head of Division of Programming, Planning and Statistics of  Instituto Camões da Cooperação e da Língua – from de Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Graduated and mastered in International Relations, in 2001, from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas). For over 20 years has been working on developing cooperation issues, particularly in health sector, also with field experience as head of development cooperation projects in portuguese-speaking countries.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Is a symposium that will explore the future of hearing health. The symposium aims to promote innovation, inclusion, and accessibility in hearing healthcare. The symposium will feature experts in the field of audiology, hearing technology, and public health. They will discuss the latest research, technologies, and policies related to hearing health. 

The symposium will also provide a platform for networking and collaboration among professionals, researchers, and advocates in the field.

Cândida Manuela Ferreira de Abreu

Infectious Diseases Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto

Infectious Diseases Consultant, Infectious Diseases Service, Hospital S João, Porto
Invited Professor on infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine – Porto
Coordinator for Infectious Diseases Appointment (general consultation, Immunomodulatory and risk of infection consultation, Travel Medicine Clinic)
Coordinator of the annual Course on Travel Medicine and mobile populations, a post graduate Course of Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
Member of the Cientific Board of Medicine Course from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
President of the Portuguese Travel Medicine Society Graduation and Pos graduation
PhD in Medicine (February 2018 – Thesis: Infection and Immunomodulation)
Nationaly Certified in Travel Medicine – Competência em Medicina do Viajante (2016)
Fundamental Critical Care Support Course -certified by Society of Critical Care Medicine(2006)
Travel Medicine Certified (TMC) – International Society of Travel Medicine(2003 – New York, US)
Infectious Disease MD (1992)
Certified in Climatology and Hydrology – course from Faculty of Medicine, Porto (1991)
Medical Doctor- Faculty of Medicine, Porto (1985) Cientific and pedagogic activity

Supervisor of 13 master thesis (already done) of integrated Medicine Course from Faculty of Medicine of Porto
Co-supervisor of a PhD Thesis “Explain Therapeutic Response in Oropharingeal Carcinoma” from University of Coimbra, Portugal
4 Investigation projects as principal investigator, 3 already done, one ongoing:
Project “Up to date immunizations in Adults with Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Conditions”
Project lider: Candida Abreu

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change
Category II – Grant support available to implement new immunisation initiatives
Pfizer grant ID 42420671

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Vaccines and new frontiers of life

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José Manuel Oliveira

Decunify CEO

José Manuel Oliveira has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Porto and has more than 35 years of experience in the area of information technology.

He began his professional career at Digital Equipment Portugal, where he spent around 10 years. He later worked at Decsis, Information Systems and, at the age of 40, founded the company Decunify-Soluções de Comunicações (initially known as Decsis II) where he is currently CEO.

It employs more than 100 employees and works to be one of the main players in the area in Portugal.

His favorite hobbies include photography and traveling.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Data Science and Interoperability

Data Science and interoperability cover the heart of healthcare technology development. It is the road that paves the way to innovation. Healthcare organizations’ data may help improve diagnosis, new treatments, patient care, and general services. We will discuss where we stand today and how we can speed up technology adoption supported by data science and interoperability.

Filipe Ganhão

Partner at Deloitte Portugal in the Technology Consulting area

Filipe Ganhão is a partner at Deloitte Portugal in the Technology Consulting area. Graduated in IT from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, he has more than 25 years of experience in technology consultancy, focusing on AI&Data, Technological Strategy & Architecture and Digital Transformation, having led and collaborated on several projects in Europe, Africa, Middle East East and America. Currently, he is responsible for technological consultancy in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector in Portugal, in close collaboration with the rest of Deloitte firms in the rest of the world.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Data Science and Interoperability

Data Science and interoperability cover the heart of healthcare technology development. It is the road that paves the way to innovation. Healthcare organizations’ data may help improve diagnosis, new treatments, patient care, and general services. We will discuss where we stand today and how we can speed up technology adoption supported by data science and interoperability.

Augusto Junqueiro

Mota-Engil ATIV CEO

Born in Alentejo in Vendas Novas, he studied at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia in Lisbon.

Despite his training in the agricultural field, he always worked on construction projects. Initially in landscaping projects, then in forestry and rural engineering projects.

He completed an MBA at Porto Business School, focusing on the areas of sustainability and digitalization.

In 2019 he was a member of the Vibeiras Management Board, and in 2020 this Board was extended to Manvia SA.

He coordinated the merger of the companies’ structures and their commercial area, having been appointed Executive Administrator of both in 2022. During the same year, as a result of this merger, Mota-Engil ATIV was born, a company dedicated to Asset Management and Maintenance and from which is CEO.

He chose and implemented the purpose of increasing energy, water and carbon sustainability for customers, as the best tool for their future viability.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Innovation, Environment and Sustainability

Climate change is the order of the day. There are those who deny or devalue them and there are those who have an apocalyptic perspective of their effects.

In terms of health, the WHO estimates that between 2030 and 2050 climate change could be responsible for approximately 250,000 deaths annually.

In this session the debate will focus on the need to adopt — individually and collectively — behaviors and solutions that promote environmental sustainability through more effective management of natural resources, production processes and consumption habits.

David Vieira

Director of Information Systems and Technologies, Grupo Luz Saúde

Currently responsible for the Information Systems and Technologies Department at Grupo Luz Saúde, he has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technologies sector, and in particular in the Health sector.

At Grupo Luz Saúde he is responsible for innovation and development of the Digital Ecosystem, IT and Cybersecurity strategy.

During his professional career he led several digital transformation projects, in different sectors, contributing to the innovation and transformation of these organizations.

Degree in Computer and Systems Engineering, at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Data Science and Interoperability

Data Science and interoperability cover the heart of healthcare technology development. It is the road that paves the way to innovation. Healthcare organizations’ data may help improve diagnosis, new treatments, patient care, and general services. We will discuss where we stand today and how we can speed up technology adoption supported by data science and interoperability.

Luis Valente

CEO & Co-Founder at iLoF

Business manager, strategist, and entrepreneur with a drive for using innovative and creative strategies to solve complex problems.

Forbes 30 under 30 for Science and Healthcare, with a background in Computer Science, I have spent several years focusing on innovation and improving strategies in companies from Tech to Healthcare.

My passion for entrepreneurship led me to create my first business at 18, founding and operating several ventures specializing in optimized demand prediction, lean operations, and design for growth.

A deep belief in the power of Technology as the core driver for democratizing Personalized Medicine had me co-founding iLoF: a fast-growing deep tech company using AI to build a cloud-based library of disease biomarkers and biological profiles.

Currently on a mission to accelerate adequate treatments for millions of patients living with complex, heterogeneous diseases around the globe.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Citizen Forum

This parallel session discusses the importance of citizen engagement, empowerment, and participation in achieving a better healthcare system. In this session, we will discuss the role of universal health coverage and providing access to quality healthcare services for all citizens. In this context, we will discuss healthcare as a public good and the importance of citizens’ rights and responsibilities. We also discuss the importance of citizen engagement in advocating for policy changes, better healthcare services, and accountability from healthcare providers and policymakers. In this parallel session, we will explore the concept of health literacy and how it empowers citizens to make informed decisions about their health. Discuss initiatives that promote health literacy among the general population. Acknowledge the challenges and barriers to citizen engagement and participation in healthcare. These include socioeconomic disparities, lack of information, or bureaucratic obstacles. Discuss the importance of supportive policy and legal frameworks encouraging citizen participation in healthcare decisions. Share examples of countries or regions with effective policies in this regard. Talk about the role of citizens in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare measures. Encourage discussions on diet, exercise, and mental health. Encourage forum members to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts; creating a space where diverse perspectives can appear, and constructive solutions can be built is essential. We will note the importance of entrepreneurship in the better connection between people and health services.

André Eiras Santos

Vice President of Strategic Business Development at SWORD Health

André Eiras dos Santos is part of the founding team of SWORD Health and is Vice President of the Strategic Business Development area, leading the strategy for international expansion.

SWORD Health is the fastest growing digital musculoskeletal healthcare provider globally.

André Eiras dos Santos is a Biomedical Engineer and has a specialization in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, as well as an MBA from Porto Business School. He was also co-founder of two other companies.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Citizen Forum

This parallel session discusses the importance of citizen engagement, empowerment, and participation in achieving a better healthcare system. In this session, we will discuss the role of universal health coverage and providing access to quality healthcare services for all citizens. In this context, we will discuss healthcare as a public good and the importance of citizens’ rights and responsibilities. We also discuss the importance of citizen engagement in advocating for policy changes, better healthcare services, and accountability from healthcare providers and policymakers. In this parallel session, we will explore the concept of health literacy and how it empowers citizens to make informed decisions about their health. Discuss initiatives that promote health literacy among the general population. Acknowledge the challenges and barriers to citizen engagement and participation in healthcare. These include socioeconomic disparities, lack of information, or bureaucratic obstacles. Discuss the importance of supportive policy and legal frameworks encouraging citizen participation in healthcare decisions. Share examples of countries or regions with effective policies in this regard. Talk about the role of citizens in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare measures. Encourage discussions on diet, exercise, and mental health. Encourage forum members to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts; creating a space where diverse perspectives can appear, and constructive solutions can be built is essential. We will note the importance of entrepreneurship in the better connection between people and health services.

Claudio Sunkel

Full Professor Molecular Biology Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar

Director of I3S in Porto
Group Head i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Head of the Molecular Genetics Group.
Genetic and molecular dissection of cell division using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Citizen Forum

This parallel session discusses the importance of citizen engagement, empowerment, and participation in achieving a better healthcare system. In this session, we will discuss the role of universal health coverage and providing access to quality healthcare services for all citizens. In this context, we will discuss healthcare as a public good and the importance of citizens’ rights and responsibilities. We also discuss the importance of citizen engagement in advocating for policy changes, better healthcare services, and accountability from healthcare providers and policymakers. In this parallel session, we will explore the concept of health literacy and how it empowers citizens to make informed decisions about their health. Discuss initiatives that promote health literacy among the general population. Acknowledge the challenges and barriers to citizen engagement and participation in healthcare. These include socioeconomic disparities, lack of information, or bureaucratic obstacles. Discuss the importance of supportive policy and legal frameworks encouraging citizen participation in healthcare decisions. Share examples of countries or regions with effective policies in this regard. Talk about the role of citizens in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare measures. Encourage discussions on diet, exercise, and mental health. Encourage forum members to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts; creating a space where diverse perspectives can appear, and constructive solutions can be built is essential. We will note the importance of entrepreneurship in the better connection between people and health services.

António Parada

CEO at Fairjourney Biologics

António Parada is a biologist, graduated at the University of Porto, Portugal. He joined Bial as a pre-clinical pharmacologist. In the same company, he was appointed to the team that managed the pre-clinical and clinical development of anti-parkinson and anti-convulsant (Zebinix) New Chemical Entities projects. After its MBA at the Portuguese Catholic University he setup and managed the technology transfer office at IBMC with licensing deals across Europe and USA. He was also the General Manager of IBMC. He was vice-president of the European Association of technology transfer, responsible for setting up the first European Technology transfer training courses. He founded the Biocodex group and left after six years with a turnover of 10 million Euros. He was the Porto site manager of the “Centre of Excellence in phage display” of Ablynx. He was the Manager of the Clinical Trial Unit of IPO Porto – cancer Hospital. He is a Member of the Supervisory Board of EMBLEM. He is a Board Member at CDEMAC and the CEO of Fairjourney Biologics. He has 15 publications in peer reviewed journals on pharmacology and several others in botany, management, marketing and security.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Citizen Forum

This parallel session discusses the importance of citizen engagement, empowerment, and participation in achieving a better healthcare system. In this session, we will discuss the role of universal health coverage and providing access to quality healthcare services for all citizens. In this context, we will discuss healthcare as a public good and the importance of citizens’ rights and responsibilities. We also discuss the importance of citizen engagement in advocating for policy changes, better healthcare services, and accountability from healthcare providers and policymakers. In this parallel session, we will explore the concept of health literacy and how it empowers citizens to make informed decisions about their health. Discuss initiatives that promote health literacy among the general population. Acknowledge the challenges and barriers to citizen engagement and participation in healthcare. These include socioeconomic disparities, lack of information, or bureaucratic obstacles. Discuss the importance of supportive policy and legal frameworks encouraging citizen participation in healthcare decisions. Share examples of countries or regions with effective policies in this regard. Talk about the role of citizens in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare measures. Encourage discussions on diet, exercise, and mental health. Encourage forum members to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts; creating a space where diverse perspectives can appear, and constructive solutions can be built is essential. We will note the importance of entrepreneurship in the better connection between people and health services.

Steven Braekeveldt

CEO of Continental Europe Ageas and CEO of Grupo Ageas Portugal

Steven Braekeveldt (18-10-1960) holds different degrees in Law and a Master’s in Economics.

He has a long international career in the financial services sector, both in banking and insurance. He held various management positions within ING, among others as CEO of BBL Hong Kong and CEO and Merchant Banking at BBL/ING Singapore.

In 2001 he became Executive Committee member of ING Commercial America, one of the largest insurance companies of Latin America. In 2006 he joined Fortis Insurance International and became responsible for Europe (9 countries).

Steven Braekeveldt is currently CEO of Continental Europe Ageas and CEO of Grupo Ageas Portugal which includes the insurance brands: Ageas Seguros, Ageas Pensões, Médis, Ocidental and Seguro Directo; and beyond insurance brands: Clínica Médis, Ageas Repara, Kleya, Pétis and Livo, representing the 2nd position in Portuguese market.

In 2019, Steven was distinguished as “Inspiring Leader” by OCI and “Communicator CEO of the year” by APCE.

Steven Braekeveldt

CEO Grupo Ageas Portugal

CEO Ageas Continental Europe

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO's Forum

This parallel session aims to improve collaboration among stakeholders in the healthcare system, including government agencies, healthcare providers, industry, and citizens, which is crucial for enhancing access and the quality of care. Our main goal is establishing communication channels among all stakeholders to facilitate information sharing and collaboration. In this session, we pursue a shared vision and mission statement outlining common healthcare system goals. These goals should prioritize accessibility, affordability, and quality of care for all citizens. Align government policies, regulations, and incentives with the overarching goal of improving healthcare access and quality. Encourage policies that promote innovation and efficiency. This Forum will discuss the importance of interoperability and data sharing among healthcare providers, payers, and industry partners, enabling a more comprehensive understanding of patient needs and healthcare outcomes. The debate should also be centered on adopting healthcare technologies, such as electronic health records, and telemedicine, to improve care coordination and accessibility. We will also discuss the importance of implementing performance-based incentives for healthcare providers and organizations to promote high-quality care and better patient outcomes. This parallel session aims to encourage partnership efforts that focus on healthcare innovation and improvement, as improving collaboration among stakeholders in the healthcare system is an ongoing process that requires commitment, flexibility, and a patient-centered approach. By working together and implementing these strategies, it is possible to make significant progress in improving access and the quality of care for all citizens.

Erica Viegas

Member of the Board of Infarmed

Qualified in Pharmaceutic Sciences

Member of the Board of Infarmed ( > July 2022  )

Member of the Ethics for Reseach in Humans Commitee ( Lisbon Pharmacy University )

Coordinator of the Pharmacy Department of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental ( 21-22 )

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Healthcare, Globalization and Sustainability

Globalization, health care, and sustainability are interconnected and require careful consideration to ensure the well-being of individuals and the planet.

Cooperation, equitable access to health care, and sustainable practices are essential for addressing  the health challenges in an increasingly interconnected world.

We need to promote  circular economy in One Health, to achieve a better health for humans, animals, plants and the planet.

Session 18 will address  this issues, looking at risks, benefits and drawbacks.

Manuela Filipe

President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Red Cross

President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Red Cross,

President of the Estoril Coast Red Cross

Advisor to the National Directorate of Cvp

She has several qualifications, the main one being a gerontologist.

Founder of the assisted residence, on Parede, senior academy, digital academy among other projects of the Portuguese Red Cross

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Health and Longevity

Experts from different sectors will discuss how to promote healthy longevity. The debate will focus on new approaches that can shape the future of a healthier and more resilient population, such as home care, disease prevention, habitat after 60 years and even naturals spas as an intergenerational health resource.

Luís Velez Lapão

Professor of Global Digital Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

PhD
Professor of Global Digital Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Head of WHO Collaborating Center for Health Workforce Policy and Planning
Coordinator of the DiSHC Digital & Smart HealthCare Laboratory
Member of the Technical Advisory Group on Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Resilience in the WHO European Region (Preparedness 2.0)
Auditor of National Defence
Coo-coordinator of the CPLP (Portuguese Speaking Countries) Telemedicine Network
Auditor da Comissão Europeia para os Sistemas de Informação em Saúde

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

The Future Of Transplantation

Transplantation is an area of medicine that has seen significant advancements in recent years, and the future of this field looks promising. With ongoing research and development, it is expected that more organs and tissues will become available for transplantation, and the success rates of these procedures will continue to improve. Additionally, advancements in technology and techniques are likely to make transplantation procedures less invasive and more efficient, reducing recovery times for patients. Overall, the future of transplantation holds great promise for those in need of life-saving procedures.

Aline Gallasch-Hall de Beuvink

Assistant Professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and a researcher (CIDEHUS)

Aline Gallasch-Hall de Beuvink is an assistant professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and a researcher (CIDEHUS) and coordinator of the degree in History at the same university.

She received a scholarship from FCT for her PhD in History, which she defended at the University of Évora in 2012, with the dissertation Scenography and opera in Portugal in the 18th century: royal theaters, 1750-1793, under the guidance of Fátima Nunes and Rui Vieira Nery.

She completed her Master’s degree (“The Egyptian Expression of Mozart’s Magic Flute”) supervised by Luís Manuel de Araújo and Mário Vieira de Carvalho, at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, where she obtained a degree in Art History. At this faculty she was responsible for the Cultural Activities of the Department of Portuguese Language and Culture between 1999 and 2007. She was also a professor at the Faculty of Arts (1999-2007) and at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (2010-2012).

She has several articles in magazines and scientific publications in her areas of interest, as well as conferences at several national and international conferences. She has published two books on royal theaters (Resuscitar a Ópera do Tejo-o unveiling the myth; The Real Theater of Salvaterra de Magos: the Reconstruction of a Memory) and has 4 more books in print.

She was a municipal deputy in Lisbon between 2009-2013 and, more recently, between 2017-2021, for the Partido Popular Monárquico, a party in which she has been Vice-President since 2014. She is part of the Board of Directors of the Real Associação de Lisboa. She is a commentator on political and cultural current affairs at Sic Notícias, having participated in the weekly program “Malditas Segundas-feiras” (2021-2023). She is a columnist for Jornal NOVO.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Is a symposium that will explore the future of hearing health. The symposium aims to promote innovation, inclusion, and accessibility in hearing healthcare. The symposium will feature experts in the field of audiology, hearing technology, and public health. They will discuss the latest research, technologies, and policies related to hearing health. 

The symposium will also provide a platform for networking and collaboration among professionals, researchers, and advocates in the field.

Isabel Trindade

Former Vice-President of the National Board of the Order of Psychologists

Clinical Psychologist, postgraduate in Psychotherapies and Health Psychology. Advanced training in Development of Management and Leadership Capabilities in Health Centers. Specialist in Clinical and Health Psychology. Former Vice-President of the National Board of the Order of Psychologists. Member of the Support Group for the Creation and Development of ACES Clinical Councils and the ACES Clinical Governance Boosting Group (ARSLVT). Responsible for Psychology at the Parede Health Centre. Member of the Clinical Council, coordinator of URAP and the Psychology of ACES Loures – Odivelas. Coordinator of Psychology in the Lisbon Health Sub-Region, she was part of the Public Health Department and was a consultant for the LVT Regional Health Strategy. Founder of the Portuguese Society of Health Psychology and the Portuguese Association of Primary Health Care Psychologists

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System

Join top healthcare professionals in an intimate setting to explore into the critical issue of “Improving the Health Workforce for a Better Health System.” This panel will discuss actionable strategies for talent development, retention, and systemic reform. A must-attend for those committed to healthcare excellence.

Ana Maria Correia

National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge

CV – Head of Public Health Service, currently Director of the Doctor Gonçalves Ferreira Public Health Center, Porto delegation of the Doctor Ricardo Jorge National Health Institute. Deputy to the Coordinator of the Technical Committee for Vaccination against COVID-19, she is part of the group of experts of the Technical Committee for Vaccination. Outgoing Secretary of the National Measles and Rubella Elimination Verification Commission, outgoing alternate member of the Consultative Forum of the European Center for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases. She worked as a public health doctor in the Public Health Department of the Northern Regional Health Administration, having responsibility for several health programs in the area of epidemiological surveillance of communicable diseases.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Vaccines and new frontiers of life

In a world where emerging diseases continually threaten our global health, a new chapter is being written in the history of vaccines. The parallel session, “Vaccines and New Frontiers of Life,” explores the intricate interaction between science, innovation, and public health as we face unprecedented challenges. This parallel session delves into the rapid development of vaccines to combat the ever-evolving landscape of infectious diseases. From the groundbreaking mRNA technology utilized in COVID-19 vaccines to the tireless efforts of researchers and healthcare professionals on the front lines, we face the extraordinary endeavors of our time. However, with these breakthroughs comes controversy. “Vaccines and New Frontiers of Life” aims to debate the skepticism and misinformation surrounding vaccines, highlighting the importance of science-based decision-making and the battle against vaccine hesitancy. It highlights the voices of experts dedicated to dispelling myths and ensuring the public understands the significance of vaccination in safeguarding our collective well-being. As the world grapples with the ongoing challenges of emerging diseases, this session takes viewers on a journey through the triumphs, trials, and triumphs again in the realm of vaccines. It invites all the participants to reflect on vaccines’ critical role in our modern society and underscores the need for global cooperation in the face of these relentless threats. In this parallel session of the Global Heal Forum, we would like to explore the nexus between science, ethics, and public health, contributing to a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the relentless pursuit of solutions to safeguard our future in an ever-changing world.

Paulo Teixeira

CEO Pfizer Portugal

Senior business leader with 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with track record of turnarounds and business growth in a variety of business environments, including innovative, hospital and established portfolios. Expertise in leading businesses with P&L accountability as well as driving operational excellence through highly engaged teams. Main skills include: strategy, finance, sales, marketing and stakeholders network.

Miguel Guimarães

Former President of Ordem dos Médicos

Physician Specialist in Urology
Urology Consultant and Graduate Assistant
University Hospital Center S. João Porto
Management Competence
President of the Ordem dos Médicos 2017-2022

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System

Join top healthcare professionals in an intimate setting to explore into the critical issue of “Improving the Health Workforce for a Better Health System.” This panel will discuss actionable strategies for talent development, retention, and systemic reform. A must-attend for those committed to healthcare excellence.

António Almeida

Head of haematology department at Hospital da Luz and Founding Dean of Católica Medical School in Lisbon

Antonio Almeida is currently head of haematology department at Hospital da Luz and Founding Dean of Católica Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal.  He was awarded his medical degree in 1993 from Cambridge University, UK, completed his Specialist Training in Haematology in the UK in 2002 and was awarded a PhD in 2007 by Imperial College London. Dr Almeida’s clinical and research interests lie in myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic syndromes, focusing on epigenetic regulation of transcription regulation. He leads a Haematology Epigenetic research group and is the national principal investigator for several clinical trials in CML and MDS. He is President of the European Hematology Association for 2023-2025.  Dr Almeida has written book chapters and is the author of more than 60 articles published in journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine and Blood.

Session: 30 Sept - 10:10

Innovation Towards a Better Life

Talking about innovation is not just talking about new products or services; it’s talking about the creation and spread of new processes and methods that may lead us to new business opportunities, professions and work environments.

Better machinery, more effective equipment, environmental-friendly buildings, better software, data processing, research and development (R&D), design, intellectual property… Innovation is key to addressing profound social and global challenges and may improve our quality of life!

Susana Castro Marques

Country Medical Director, Pfizer Portugal

Susana Castro Marques is an MD, specialist in General and Family Medicine, with a post-graduation in Bioethics, an MBA in Pharmaceutical Industry Business Management and an Executive MBA at ISCTE-IUL/INDEG Business School. She has been working in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 20 years and is, since 2019, the Country Medical Director in Pfizer Portugal. In Pfizer, Susana worked 10 years in Vaccines in medical roles in Portugal and in international positions that included leading medical Teams in the UK, Western Europe Mid-Size Markets and also Germany.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Vaccines and new frontiers of life

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Pedro Cantista

MD, PhD - President of the College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Portuguese Medical Association

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António (Porto) – He has the Degree of Head of Service of the Hospital Medical Career and is Director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António (Porto)
Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar – University of Porto – Prof. Assistant

PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Porto
Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the Portuguese Medical Association
Competence in Medical Hydrology by the Medical Association
Competence in Pain Medicine by the Medical Association
President of the College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Portuguese Medical Association
Degree of Chief of Service of the Hospital Medical Career
Director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António (Porto)
Prof. Assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar
Guest Professor at several other Universities in Portugal and abroad
President of the Portuguese Society of Medical Hydrology
President of the Portuguese Osteoporosis Association
Past President of the International Society of Medical Hydrology
Past President of the Portuguese Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Founder of the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, of which he was its first Secretary-General
Former Vice President of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Clinical Director of Termas de S. Jorge, Chaves and Vimeiro
Clinical Director of the Vidago Pedagogical Spa
Former Clinical Director of Termas de Luso, Vizela, Monção and S. Vicente
Former assistant doctor at the Monfortinho Thermal Baths
Thermal Consultant with activity in Portugal and several other countries
Author of more than 100 publications and more than 400 scientific communications

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

Opportunities and goals for health & tourism.

There’s an unquestionable link between Health and Tourism. Historically, the early motivations for travel were closely related to ideas of wellbeing and health and mainly to destinations that focused on offering known health benefits. (Thermal Spas are a good exemple).

In the XXI century, the role of tourism in improving health indicators must be recognized in the Future Health Agenda, for a better Health and the best quality of life!

Rui Nogueira

President of the Board of the Assembly of the Intermunicipal Community of the Leiria

Rui Artur Coutinho da Silva Nogueira, Degree in Medicine (1986) at the Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra, post-graduate in Medical Law, Health Unit Management and Health Literacy in Practice.
Specialist doctor in FGM and Senior Graduate Assistant, at CS Norton de Matos, Coimbra. Training advisor at the FGM internship.
Coordinator of the FGM Internship in the Central Region from 2005 to 2020.
President of the APMGF Board, terms 2015-17 and 2018-20.
Representative of the Ministry of Health in the Coordination Group of the FGM Exercise Training Program for doctors in Cape Verde since October 2021.
Member of the Ansião Municipal Assembly since September 2021.
President of the Board of the Assembly of the Intermunicipal Community of the Leiria Region since November 2021.
President of the SPLS General Assembly Board since January 2022.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System

Join top healthcare professionals in an intimate setting to explore into the critical issue of “Improving the Health Workforce for a Better Health System.” This panel will discuss actionable strategies for talent development, retention, and systemic reform. A must-attend for those committed to healthcare excellence.

Elisabete Reis de Carvalho

Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences

Elisabete de Carvalho is an Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon. With a PhD in Public Administration, she teaches and researches subjects related to public management and public innovation policies, with a focus on institutional arrangements and people management. She was Director-General of INA between April 2016 and May 2021, having previously held academic management positions alongside teaching.

Session: 29 Sept - 11:30

Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum

Health increasingly asserts itself as a global ecosystem to which the multifactorial set of sectoral policies converges and contributes. The old WHO expression – Health in all Policies clearly expresses the strategic direction that must be pursued by health systems in different countries. The ongoing demographic and epidemiological transition reinforces the importance of policy integration. Thinking globally and acting locally constitutes the structuring axis of the development of social policies and, in particular, of health policies.

The transformation of health systems in search of new answers, more adequate and adjusted to people’s needs, requires valuing proximity and, consequently, strengthening local policies. The progressive involvement of local authorities in the health ecosystem will contribute decisively to the integration and qualification of responses. This Parallel Session of the Global Health Forum aims at an open, free debate that creates ideas for the future for this new challenge that arises in terms of local and proximity policies.

Session: 30 Sept - 10:10

Innovation Towards a Better Life

Talking about innovation is not just talking about new products or services; it’s talking about the creation and spread of new processes and methods that may lead us to new business opportunities, professions and work environments.

Better machinery, more effective equipment, environmental-friendly buildings, better software, data processing, research and development (R&D), design, intellectual property… Innovation is key to addressing profound social and global challenges and may improve our quality of life!

Mara Sousa Freitas

Director of the Institute of Bioethics at the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP)

Mara de Sousa Freitas is from Madeira and mother of an eight-year-old boy. She is Director of the Institute of Bioethics at the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) and Guest Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UCP.

She is a member of the Digital Ethics Laboratory team, UCP. She is President of the Ethics Committee for Health, UCP, member of the Ethics Committee of INSA and Hospital Beatriz Ângelo. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Palliative Care Observatory. Member of the Young Scientists Seminar of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, literature class (2020-2024). She is an Expert for the European Commission, in the area of Ethics assessment (since 2015).

Advisor to the National Ethics Council for Life Sciences (2017 – 2022). Deputy and rapporteur of the Ethics Committee of the Health Parliament Portugal (2016-2019).

Session: 29 Sept - 10:40

Artificial Intelligence Beyond the Limits

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions are transforming the way healthcare is provided. From faster diagnostics to the discovery of new links between genetic codes to robot-assisted surgery, the use of AI in healthcare is driving medical treatment and patient experience. Is AI reinventing modern healthcare through machines that can predict, understand, learn and act? This is something worth discussing…!

Graça Freitas

Former Director-General of Health

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Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Vaccines and new frontiers of life

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Filipa Rapazote

Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers Portugal

She has a degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and a Master of Business and Administration (MBA) from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Mother of 5 daughters, she is currently responsible for the Enterprise Services business area at Siemens Healthineers in Portugal, where she develops strategic projects aimed at creating innovative business models, focused on improving healthcare performance, through value solutions. added at a clinical, operational and financial level.

She has extensive experience in the commercial management of large healthcare clients, both in the public and private sectors.

She has over 15 years of experience in the Healthcare sector.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Global Compliance: a Call to Action

Global compliance has gained importance as companies recognize the need to address sustainability, ethical, and governance-related issues. These challenges require a strategic approach, strong leadership commitment, effective governance structures, and ongoing collaboration among stakeholders.

António Ramalho

Member of the HTI – Health Tourism Industry

Member of the HTI-Health Tourism Industry -International research working group on Health Tourism.
Researcher and consultant since 2013 in the field of Health Tourism (Medical and Wellness Tourism) Member of the Board of the Company- MD Medical Tourism Innovation Portugal – Getting Closer Degree in Sociology and Training in Tourism Management and Strategies. Speaker at various international Congresses about Health Tourism Co-organizer of the international event on Medical Tourism in Dubai-mimtc Elaboration of Transnational Projects in Horizon 2020- Health ( European Funds), H2020 – SC1,involving Hospitals, Universities, Municipalities from different Countries. Coordination of transnational projects in the field of Health Tourism and Smart Cities.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

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Hiba Al-Reefy

Consultant Rhinologist & Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hiba Al-Reefy is a consultant Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) surgeon. She has a special interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery. She is the Medical Director at Awali Hospital in Bahrain and was previously the Head of the ENT department at King Hamad University Hospital since 2014. In addition, she also has a practice at The Princess Grace Hospital in London. She is also Vice President of Bahrain Sports Science Institute. 

Dr. Hiba is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England including a member of ENT-UK, the European Rhinology Society, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. Prior to working at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital as a consultant rhinologist in 2013, she completed her rhinology and anterior skull base surgery fellowship, before moving back to Bahrain where her family is based. 

She was appointed as head of the ENT department at King Hamad University Hospital. Here she has been given a permanent faculty, teaching all aspects of rhinology in regional and national conferences and training courses. Dr. Hiba also teaches ENT and Rhinology to students of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) Bahrain at an undergraduate level and examines at the European board of ENT EBORL at a graduate level.

Session: 29 Sept - 11:30

Health Management Innovation

In the understanding that innovation is nothing more than decisions and initiatives to improve effectiveness, efficiency, quality, safety, equity in accessibility and sustainability, with measurable impacts on management and its results, we chose to gather a set of of experts with diverse and successful experiences in various parts of the world.

Considering that innovation must be above all an idea, a product, a service or a path, we will approach it as a management culture, transversal to all activity and integrated into a strategic vision.

In a changing world and in an extremely dynamic sector, practical examples are an added value for the manager who needs to invest in his human capital on a daily basis, retaining and attracting the best, in the quality of the care provision, in the excellence of research and on the competitiveness of available technology, aiming to have answers in advance and sustainable results.

As Charles Darwin said “It is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one that best adapts to change”, so we will focus on how to improve management, using and adapting cases of unequivocal success.

Duarte Sequeira

COO da UpHill Health

Experienced in Digital Health, COO at UpHill Health, automating clinical pathways. Managed clinical and tele-health software projects in the Shared Services of the PT Ministry of Health (SPMS). Invited Assistant at Univ. of Beira Interior.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Digital Health and Personalized Care

In a global context, digital health can help bridge gaps in healthcare access and resources, particularly in underserved or remote areas. Nevertheless, answers are still needed. Are digital health and personalized care a reality for everyone or do they exacerbate inequalities? Do they add value to health institutions’ management? What is the role of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics? And what are the main ethical issues raised?

Miguel Castelo Branco

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University

Miguel Castelo-Branco was born in Coimbra, in 1967, where he graduated in Medicine. He was a student on the PhD program in Medicine and Biology at the Gulbenkian Foundation whose work was carried out at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research. He was Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University, where he is currently Affiliated Professor and was a Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute, Frankfurt. He was Director of IBILI and ICNAS and is the Scientific Coordinator of CIBIT, an Institution evaluated as Excellent by an international panel and is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Univ. from Coimbra. He won the Bial Grand Prize for Medicine in 2009 and in 2011, he was distinguished as Grand Officer of the Order of Infante D. Henrique. He also won the Obstbaum Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the FLAD Life Sciences award and 2 Pfizer awards, among other distinctions. He is coordinator of the National Brain Imaging Network and responsible researcher for several national and European projects of excellence, individual and in consortium, worth more than 20 million Euros and including translational research involving clinical trials in the area of brain medical devices in diseases of neurodevelopment. He is Vice-President of an Autism Association (APPDA-Coimbra) and member of the Executive Council of the Portuguese Autism Federation and has business experience.

He was also the vice-president of the European Association for Vision Research as well as the Chair of the Visual Function Area. He has maintained collaborations with entities such as MIT, Max-Planck Institute, Karolinska Institute, Univ. of Cambridge, Harvard Medical School, McGill University, Univ. of California, LA and the John Hopkins Medical School. Several of his previous students have teaching/research positions in Portugal and abroad (Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen; Univ. of Budapest, Hungary; Univ. of Surrey, United Kingdom, Univ. of Maastricht Netherlands and several Universities and Institutes Polytechnics in Portugal).

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Young Leaders in Investigation — Funding Opportunities

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Ricardo Correia de Matos

President of Ordem dos Enfermeiros SRC

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Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System

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Fernando Ribeiro

CHULN Coordinating Technician

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Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System

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Elisabete Carvalho

Professor at ISCSP Universidade de Lisboa

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Session: 29 Sept - 11:30

Municipalities Forum

Health increasingly asserts itself as a global ecosystem to which the multifactorial set of sectoral policies converges and contributes. The old WHO expression – Health in all Policies clearly expresses the strategic direction that must be pursued by health systems in different countries. The ongoing demographic and epidemiological transition reinforces the importance of policy integration. Thinking globally and acting locally constitutes the structuring axis of the development of social policies and, in particular, of health policies.

The transformation of health systems in search of new answers, more adequate and adjusted to people’s needs, requires valuing proximity and, consequently, strengthening local policies. The progressive involvement of local authorities in the health ecosystem will contribute decisively to the integration and qualification of responses. This Parallel Session of the Global Health Forum aims at an open, free debate that creates ideas for the future for this new challenge that arises in terms of local and proximity policies.

Teresa Almeida

President of the Board of CCDRLVT

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Session: 29 Sept - 11:30

Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum

Health increasingly asserts itself as a global ecosystem to which the multifactorial set of sectoral policies converges and contributes. The old WHO expression – Health in all Policies clearly expresses the strategic direction that must be pursued by health systems in different countries. The ongoing demographic and epidemiological transition reinforces the importance of policy integration. Thinking globally and acting locally constitutes the structuring axis of the development of social policies and, in particular, of health policies.

The transformation of health systems in search of new answers, more adequate and adjusted to people’s needs, requires valuing proximity and, consequently, strengthening local policies. The progressive involvement of local authorities in the health ecosystem will contribute decisively to the integration and qualification of responses. This Parallel Session of the Global Health Forum aims at an open, free debate that creates ideas for the future for this new challenge that arises in terms of local and proximity policies.

Laura Silveira

Vice President of ARSLVT

Laura Silveira, is a Hospital Administrator, having completed postgraduate training at the National School of Public Health (ENSP) in 1996, and has a degree in Organization and Business Management from ISCTE, since 1985.

Since December 2017, she has served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Regional Health Administration of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, IP, having been an advisor to the Board of Directors between February 2016 and December 2017.

Previously served as Executive Member on the Board of Directors of Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, EPE, (CHULC) from March 2007 to January 2016 and on the Board of Directors of Hospital de Santa Marta, (SA and EPE), from September from 2005 to February 2007.

In the health sector, she began her career as a Hospital Administrator in 1996, at the Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, and also worked as Area Administrator at the Hospital de Santa Maria (1997/1999) and at the Hospital de Dona Estefânia (1999). /2005)

Session: 29 Sept - 11:30

Municipalities, Health and Proximity Forum

Health increasingly asserts itself as a global ecosystem to which the multifactorial set of sectoral policies converges and contributes. The old WHO expression – Health in all Policies clearly expresses the strategic direction that must be pursued by health systems in different countries. The ongoing demographic and epidemiological transition reinforces the importance of policy integration. Thinking globally and acting locally constitutes the structuring axis of the development of social policies and, in particular, of health policies.

The transformation of health systems in search of new answers, more adequate and adjusted to people’s needs, requires valuing proximity and, consequently, strengthening local policies. The progressive involvement of local authorities in the health ecosystem will contribute decisively to the integration and qualification of responses. This Parallel Session of the Global Health Forum aims at an open, free debate that creates ideas for the future for this new challenge that arises in terms of local and proximity policies.

Maria Elisa Domingues

Journalist

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Session: 29 Sept - 09:00

Opening Dialogue

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Ricardo Constantino

Partner & Head of Health & Public Sector at NTT DATA Portugal

Current Partner & Head of Health & Public Sector at NTT DATA Portugal, Ricardo Constantino has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of business consultancy, management and technology.

During his career he led multiple digital transformation projects in the areas of healthcare and the public sector, contributing to the reinvention of public services and the improvement of healthcare. He has extensive experience in managing multidisciplinary teams and coordinating strategy projects, processes, digital transformation, design and development of information systems, integration of digital platforms and application maintenance programs.

In the health area, he was responsible, among other projects, for the design, creation and operation of the SNS Bill Conference Center (CCF), for the creation and operation of the SNS Information Exploration Unit (UEI) and for the implementation of the largest solution existing medical imaging system in Portugal.

He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and attended the AESE Senior Management Program for Health Institutions.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

A New Generation of Hospitals

The structure of hospitals, their services, the complexity of the patients they treat and their performance depend to a large extent on the available resources and the degree of proximity or coordination between all. It is important to reflect on the results that hospitals present: for citizens and patients, for funders, for professionals and for the governance of these institutions. As well as about the new challenges they face.

Miguel Oliveira da Silva

Professor of Medical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon

Professor of Medical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon and gynaecologist-obstetrician at Santa Maria Hospital.

First elected president of the National Ethics Council for Life Sciences (2009-2015), he is the coordinator of three projects on sexual and reproductive health in the European Union (2003-2010) and elected vice-president of the Council of the European Bioethics department (2018-2019).

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being

Why do women, despite taking more care of their health, have a higher prevalence of disease and rend to be seen as fragile and weak?

Join us at a study presentation that aims to awaken consciences and demystify preconceptions about women’s health.

Jorge Mendes

Founder and Administrator of Gestifute

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Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO's Forum

A panel that aims to debate the ethics of responsibility for action and the fulfilment of its essential mission, in a globalized framework in which knowledge and the dependent person constitutes the scope of development and security, in order to create confidence and quality of life. The support of citizenship through health democracy will be discussed from biomedicine to insurance, from information to management and research, in a system of synergies of the potential of technology and science… For a new social contract that Global Health requires.

Daniel Mota PInto

Innovation & Sustainable Officer at CIM – Centro de Inovação Médica

Daniel Mota Pinto is the Innovation & Sustainable Officer at CIM – Centro de Inovação Médica. With degrees in International Business from Regent’s University, London, and postgraduate studies at Nanjing University. Daniel holds a robust understanding of global markets.

Having resided across global hubs such as the UK, China, and Peru for nearly a decade, Daniel’s entrepreneurial spirit led to the foundation of two innovative startups and honing his skills in foreign languages, partnerships, and corporate social responsibility. His experiences make him a cross-cultural expert in innovation.

Daniel became the Strategy and Innovation Officer at Scoop Portugal, in 2016 where his impactful leadership helped pave the way for the company’s involvement in local and global sustainability initiatives like the United Nations Global Compact.

 

In 2019, he was honored as “Embaixador para o Mundo” by the Municipality of Famalicão, acknowledging his social efforts with local communities and his contribution to elevating Famalicão and Portugal’s global presence. 

In 2021, he joined CIM to lead their innovation and sustainability strategies. He now endeavors to amplify Dr. Rita Fontes and her team’s revolutionary ideas in healthcare. Focusing on longevity and quality of life, and non-communicable diseases (Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, amongst others). Daniel’s current role encapsulates his passion: forging international partnerships for the greater good.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

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José Duarte

CEO at InnoCaptation

José C. Duarte (Joe) was born in Portugal, where his hearing loss was repeatedly misdiagnosed until receiving his first hearing aid at age 4. He was the only person in his immediate family with profound hearing loss. When Joe was in his early teens, his parents moved him to the United States in hopes that he would have more opportunities. After receiving a degree in Biomedical Electronics Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, he was hired by IBM and worked as a systems engineer on sonar systems of submarines for 10 years.

In 1991, Joe decided to leave IBM to focus on his passion, the development of technologies to support communications accessibility for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. He did this first by opening Duartek, Inc., and then by getting involved with InnoCaption where he is currently working as a Co-CEO.

Joe got his first cochlear implant in 2008 and the second in 2010 along with his wife Meg who got her first CI on the same day. Together, they have four hearing children. Joe is bilingual and learned a third language which is the American sign language after discovering it during a meeting with deaf colleagues at IBM.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Is a symposium that will explore the future of hearing health. The symposium aims to promote innovation, inclusion, and accessibility in hearing healthcare. The symposium will feature experts in the field of audiology, hearing technology, and public health. They will discuss the latest research, technologies, and policies related to hearing health. 

The symposium will also provide a platform for networking and collaboration among professionals, researchers, and advocates in the field.

Vitor Jorge Paiva Leal

President of the Termas de Portugal Association

Born in Luanda – Angola, where he was born in 1971, having grown up in the parish of Vila Maior – S. Pedro do Sul and currently residing in Termas de S. Pedro do Sul.

He is married and father of 2 daughters.

Graduated in Law and Postgraduate in Public Employment Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and currently finishing his Master’s degree in Public Business Administration (teaching part completed) from the same Faculty.

Specialization Course on Municipal Business Sector from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.

Advanced Program for Municipal Managers of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University – Lisbon.

Senior Occupational Safety and Hygiene Technician.

For 7 years (January 2004 to February 2011) he was Managing Director of Termalistur-Termas de S. Pedro do Sul EM, SA, and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of this company since November 1, 2013.

President of the Board of the Associação das Termas de Portugal since April 2018, having been Vice-President in the 2015-2018 term.

Vice-President of EHTTA – European Historical Thermal Association, since 2022

He was responsible for Provere Termas Centro from 2016 to 2019.

President of the Board of the General Assembly of ADDLAP – GAL since 2015

Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly of AquaValor – Center for the Valorization and Transfer of Water Technology – since 2019

Member of the Management Body of ADRIMAG – GAL since 2020

Member of the Board of Directors of ARPT – Centro Regional Tourism Promotion Agency since 2013

Member of the Board of Directors of the Vila Maior Social Center – IPSS

He has been developing his professional activity in consultancy in the area of thermal spa, health and well-being, as well as being a trainer in these areas and in the areas of Law; Human Resources; Safety and Hygiene at Work, Management and Finance.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

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Maria José David

Director of Tourism at Vidago Group

Born in France, married and with 2 children

Maria José David has a degree in Management, a postgraduate degree in Hotel Management and extensive experience in hotel management.

In May 1998, she began her professional career at VMPS – Vidago, Melgaço e Pedras Salgadas, S.A., as assistant director of the two hotel units.

In 2011, she held the role of coordinator of the Pedras Salgadas operation, having made a relevant contribution to the requalification project of this park and its development in recent years.

She is also the SBG representative on the board of the ATP-Associação de termas de Portugal since 2012

Since May 2022, she has been Director of Tourism at Super Bock Group, with two units, Vidago Palace Hotel and PEDRAS SALGADAS spa & nature park.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

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Ana Rita Lopes

Clinical Nutrition Manager na Jerónimo Martins

Specialist in Clinical Nutrition by the Order of Nutritionists (CP 0467N);

Coordinator of the Clinical Nutrition Unit at Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa (2010-2021), where she was part of the Multidisciplinary Team of the Oncology Center;

Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa; Postgraduate in Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition; Specialization course in Oncology Nutrition and Intensive Care Nutrition; Management Program for Nutritionists at the Catholic University of Lisbon; Internship Advisor and Co-supervisor at the Order of Nutritionists and guest lecturer for Degrees in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics and Nutrition.

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Sustainable Health:Towards Prevention

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Luis de Almeida Sampaio

Ambassador of Portugal in Prague

Ambassador Luís de Almeida Sampaio · Born in Oporto, Portugal, December 16, 1957. · Graduated in Law, University of Coimbra, 1981-82. · Diplomatic Career, 1983. · Portuguese Delegation to NATO, 1987-90. · Deputy-director NATO’s Secretary General (Manfred Wörner) Private Office, 1990-92. · Director Multilateral Cooperation, Institute for Development Cooperation, 1992-95. · Cabinet European Commissioner, João de Deus Pinheiro, 1995-98. · NATO’s political-diplomatic adviser (POLAD), International Stabilisation Peace Force (SFOR), Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1998-99. · Minister-Counsellor Portuguese Embassy Luanda, 1999-2002. · President Institute Development Cooperation (IPAD), 2003-04. · Ambassador in Algiers, 2004-08. · Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) coordinator, Portuguese Presidency European Union, 2007. · Ambassador in Belgrade, (and non-resident Ambassador to North Macedonia and Montenegro), 2008-12. · Ambassador in Berlin, 2012-15. · Ambassador Permanent Representative to NATO, 2015-19. · Ambassador in Prague, 2019 -. · President Strategic Council Coimbra Health, 2015-. As Ambassador of Portugal to Germany played a key role in fostering the internationalisation of Portuguese Health and the promotion of the excellence of its Health institutions, vital for Portugal especially during the particularly difficult period that Portugal was going through because of the financial crisis. Was the main architect of the integration of the University and the Hospital of Coimbra in the M8 Alliance. In recognition of which joined the Strategic Council of the Coimbra Health consortium (which associates the University of Coimbra, its Hospital and the business cluster Biocant). Throughout his almost 40 years of diplomatic activity, Ambassador Luís de Almeida Sampaio has participated in hundreds of international meetings and conferences. Published dozens of articles in political science and international relations journals, including articles on Health Diplomacy. On the period that coincided with his mandate in Berlin, he wrote a book entitled “Diplomacy in Times of Troika”, published in September 2022 by Leya editions. He is married and has two daughters.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO's Forum

A panel that aims to debate the ethics of responsibility for action and the fulfilment of its essential mission, in a globalized framework in which knowledge and the dependent person constitutes the scope of development and security, in order to create confidence and quality of life. The support of citizenship through health democracy will be discussed from biomedicine to insurance, from information to management and research, in a system of synergies of the potential of technology and science… For a new social contract that Global Health requires.

Cristian Mazza

President of ALAMI

He works at ALAMI (Latin American Association of Private Health Systems), serving as Secretary of Institutional Relations since 1985 and currently holds the position of President of the organization. He is founder and president of Consenso Salud and Develop Consulting. He is a professor at UCES University and provides consultancy services to healthcare companies, social security organizations and laboratories. He is also director of ADEMP and director of the Bioethics Seminar at Vatican-Rome.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO's Forum

A panel that aims to debate the ethics of responsibility for action and the fulfilment of its essential mission, in a globalized framework in which knowledge and the dependent person constitutes the scope of development and security, in order to create confidence and quality of life. The support of citizenship through health democracy will be discussed from biomedicine to insurance, from information to management and research, in a system of synergies of the potential of technology and science… For a new social contract that Global Health requires.

João Caldas

Unit Director - Devoteam Group

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Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

Data Science and Interoperability

Data Science and interoperability cover the heart of healthcare technology development. It is the road that paves the way to innovation. Healthcare organizations’ data may help improve diagnosis, new treatments, patient care, and general services. We will discuss where we stand today and how we can speed up technology adoption supported by data science and interoperability.

Paulo Portas

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Paulo Portas served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal between 2011-2015. He was also Minister of Defence, between 2002-2005. Dr. Portas was leader of the moderate conservative CDS-PP for 16 years, MP for 7 terms. State Council and National Defence Council member in different periods. He founded Vinciamo Consulting, strategic advisory and business intelligence company, with activities in Americas, Africa, Asia and the Gulf. He is Professor of “Geo-Economics and International Relations” in the MBA of Nova School of Business & Economics and in Universities and Academies of Europe and Asia. Directs seminars of geopolitical trends for multinational companies. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (CCIP, member of the Board of Trustees of Champalimaud Foundation and Non-Executive Member of the Board of Mota-Engil (since January 2023). And “Membre d’Honneur” of the L’Académie du Royaume du Maroc (since 2023). Author of the sunday tv program “Global”. Mr. Portas is fluent (written and spoken) in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:00

Global Health in a Global World

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Leonor Picão

Coordinating Director of the Supply Valorization Department at Turismo de Portugal, I.P..

Responsible for the REVIVE Program, Clean & Safe Project and the theme of Sustainability in Tourism (coordinator of the +Sustainable Tourism Plan 20-23).

Within the scope of the Portuguese Quality System, she assumed the role of President of the Technical Committee for Standardization for Tourism-CT 144 – Tourist Services, since 2017.

Expert in working groups: Climate Change (National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (ENAAC) – 1st and 2nd Phase and Tourism Sector Group); European Environmental Information and Observation Network – TOUERM (Tourism and Environment reporting mechanism); National Committee of the UNESCO Man & Biosphere Programme; Green Growth; Combating Desertification; Technical Committee 228 – Tourism and Related Services.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

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Cristina Vaz de Almeida

PhD in Communication Sciences

  • PhD in Communication Sciences – Health Literacy
  • President of the Portuguese Society for Health Literacy (SPLS)
  • Director of the Postgraduate Course in Health Literacy (ISPA)
  • Chief-Editor of Jornal Investigação Médica (JIM)
  •   Researcher at ISCSP – CAPP

Session: 30 Sept - 14:30

Patient Power

This session aims to highlight the importance of a citizen-centric system by demonstrating the impact of innovative patient association initiatives that result in improvements in quality of life, care, research and decision-making processes, thus adding value to the system.

Ana Teresa Freitas

Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Técnico Lisbon (IST)

Ana Teresa Freitas is a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Técnico Lisbon (IST), University of Lisbon, where she teaches the course of Computational Biology. Additionally, she serves as the Chairwoman of the School Assembly at IST and the Coordinator of the disciplinary field of Programming Methodology and Technology. As a senior researcher at the INESC-ID research institute, she also leads the “Life and Health Technology” thematic line. Currently, she holds the position of Head of Node of the ESFRI ELIXIR in Portugal.

Previously, from 2013 to 2022, Ana Teresa was the CEO and co-founder of HeartGenetics, Genetics, and Biotechnology SA, a digital health and genetic testing company. She holds a PhD in Computer Engineering, a Master’s degree in Computer and Electronics Engineering, and a degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Her scientific expertise spans various areas, including Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Human Genetics, Health Informatics, Algorithms, Data Mining, and AI.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Digital Health and Personalized Care

In a global context, digital health can help bridge gaps in healthcare access and resources, particularly in underserved or remote areas. Nevertheless, answers are still needed. Are digital health and personalized care a reality for everyone or do they exacerbate inequalities? Do they  add value to health institutions’ management? What is the role of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics? And what are the main ethical issues raised?

João Varandas Fernandes

Director of the Integrated Responsibility Center for Orthopedic Traumatology at (CHULC, EPE) Hospital de São José

  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Lisbon
  • Orthopedic Surgeon at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central (CHULC, EPE) – Hospital de São José
  • Senior Management Course for Health Institutions (PADIS) – AESE
  • Public Training and Management Course (FORGEP) – National Institute of Public Administration
  • Competence in Pharmaceutical Medicine by the Medical Association
  • Competence in Management of Health Services by the Medical Association
  • As part of his specialty, he worked in several international hospitals, Spain and the United States of America
  • He held several management positions in National Health Service (SNS) hospitals
  • Former Director of Emergency at Hospital de São José – Lisbon
  • Former Clinical Director and Administrator of the first partnership in Portugal, Public-Private – Hospital de Cascais
  • Author of several scientific publications and full member of National and International Scientific Societies
  • Founder and current Director of the Integrated Responsibility Center for Orthopedic Traumatology at (CHULC, EPE) Hospital de São José
  • August 2023
  • President of the Convergence of Integrated Responsibility Centers Association (CCRIA)
  • President of the Orthopedic Traumatology Conferences of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central – CHULC, EPE May 2022 to April 2023
  • Assistant to the Clinical Director of CHULC (Hospital de São José/Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos / Hospital de Santa Marta / Hospital Curry Cabral / Hospital Dona Estefânia and Maternidade Alfredo da Costa) – ending in June 2023
  • Visiting Professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL)
  • Group Health Sciences Area Coordinator – CEU – UAL
  • Recognition with medals of Merit, Dedication and Honor from Loures City Council, for social work carried out within the community
  • Regular author of opinion articles on Health Policy

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Improving the Health Workforce for a better Health System

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Armindo Monteiro

President of CIP, the Business Confederation of Portugal

Armindo Lourenço Monteiro is president of CIP, the Business Confederation of Portugal. Previously, he was chairman of the board of directors of Future Compta, the oldest Portuguese technology company. With a degree in Business Management from the University of Évora, with a postgraduate degree in Statistics and Information Systems from ISEGI, New University of Lisbon, Armindo Monteiro also heads the board of the engineering and construction group LEVON SA, and 14 other companies. Parallel to the intense business life, Armindo Monteiro has always had a very active participation in the national associative movement. In fact, he presided over the fates of ANJE – National Association of Young Entrepreneurs and ANETIE – National Association of Information Technology and Electronics Companies. He was vice-president of CCP – Confederation of Commerce and Services of Portugal, vice-president of AIP – Portuguese Industrial Association, vice-president of Yes for Europe – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, and member of CES – Economic and Social Council and FIJE – Ibero-American Federation of Young Entrepreneurs. He was president of the General Council of the University of Évora. Married, father of two girls and now 52 years old, Armindo Monteiro still keeps time for two other great passions: music and diving with equipment.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO Forum

A panel that aims to debate the ethics of responsibility for action and the fulfilment of its essential mission, in a globalized framework in which knowledge and the dependent person constitutes the scope of development and security, in order to create confidence and quality of life. The support of citizenship through health democracy will be discussed from biomedicine to insurance, from information to management and research, in a system of synergies of the potential of technology and science… For a new social contract that Global Health requires.

Hélia Gonçalves Pereira

Dean of the European University

Rector of the European University (of which IADE is a part) and Chief Academic Officer at Ensilis, an entity that also owns the IPAM brand. She has worked for over 20 years in the field of Higher Education and is an Associate Professor at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She has extensive teaching experience, having been director of several programs, from a degree in Marketing Management to different master’s and postgraduate degrees (also within the scope of executive training) and at an international level. She was deputy director of the Marketing, Operations and General Management department at ISCTE Business School, and director of the Marketing FutureCast Lab, the first European laboratory for applied research into new marketing trends. Her background is interdisciplinary, combining a degree in Economics, a postgraduate degree in European Studies, an MBA, a master’s degree in Management and a PhD in Marketing. For several years she was also a senior consultant at Price Waterhouse and Coopers. As a researcher, she is mainly interested in the areas of consumer behavior, digital marketing and social networks, and also in marketing applied to tourism.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Global Compliance: a Call to Action

Global compliance has gained importance as companies recognize the need to address sustainability, ethical, and governance-related issues. These challenges require a strategic approach, strong leadership commitment, effective governance structures, and ongoing collaboration among stakeholders.

Raquel Gil Gouveia

Director of the Neurology Department at Hospital da Luz - Lisboa

Specialist in neurology with a focus on headache disorders. Presently, she assumes the role of Director of the Neurology Department at Hospital da Luz – Lisboa, concurrently serving as the founder and coordinator of the Headache Center within the same institution. Apart from her clinical duties, she engages in research spanning clinical trials that cover a range of domains, including headache, pain, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. However, her primary focus lies in investigator driven research concerning headache, cognition, and functional neuroimaging. She spearheads the LIoN (Luz Innovation on Neurosciences) research group within the Learning Health – Luz Saúde initiative. Additionally, she is affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Health (CIIS) at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where she holds the position of assistant professor at Católica Medical School.

In her professional affiliations, she serves as the President of the Portuguese Headache Society and holds a seat on the board of the European Headache Federation. She further contributes her expertise as a council member of the Lifting the Burden Global Campaign against Headache, an entity in official relations with the World Health Organization. Within this capacity, her involvement extends to the organization and quality enhancement of clinical services. Dr. Gil Gouveia’s commitment to headache patients also manifests through her close collaboration with headache patient organizations in both Europe and Portugal, with the aim is to enhance the efficiency of headache care.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine

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Miguel Oliveira

Specialist in General and Family Medicine

Specialist in General and Family Medicine, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health. Dedicated to the study of quality improvement of Primary Healthcare through Implementation Science in mixed methods research, promoting a practical and contextualized perspective on big data, real-world evidence and machine learning.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Implementation Science

Implementation science is essential to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and policies, programs and interventions in real contexts. How to develop strategies to improve and expand existing interventions and accelerate the adoption of new scientifically proven practices? This session includes the intervention of experts and the discussion of practical cases, in order to explore strategies to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation process.

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Marta Amorim

Medical Genetics Consultant at Grupo Germano de Sousa

Specialist in Medical Genetics, OM

PhD student on the CLINICAL RESEARCH AND TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE course, at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Algarve since 2023. Hospital Assistant for Medical Genetics at Hospital Dona Estefânia, CHULC from 2012 to 2022. Responsible for the Medical Genetics consultation at Hospital Dr Nélio Mendonça (Funchal) since 2019 and Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa since 2021. Medical Genetics Consultant at ABC-Centro Académico de Investigação e Formação Biomédica do Algarve since 2022 and Grupo Germano de Sousa since 2023. Internships in international reference services: Clinical Genetics and Metabolics at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada 2009; Genetics and Genomics Biology Program, Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada 2010; NF1 Department at Guy’s Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, London UK 2014; Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge UK 2016. Member of the Health Technology Assessment Committee (CATS), Infarmed. Associate Editor of the Portuguese Journal of Pediatrics. Author and co-author of publications in indexed international scientific journals (Nature Genetics and American Journal of Medical Genetics). Participation, communications and organization in national and international scientific meetings.

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine

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Maria José Rego de Sousa

Member of the Board of Centro de Medicina Laboratorial Germano e Sousa

Specialist in Clinical Pathology, OM

Doctorate in Medicine (PhD) by Nova Medical School

Is Invited Professor of Integrated master’s in medicine (MIM) of NMS-UNL

Head of Laboratory Medicine Curricular Unit of Integrated master’s in medicine (MIM) (3o year) of NMS-UNL

Is Invited Professor of Integrated master’s in medicine (MIM) of CMS 

Head of Curricular Unit “Regulation and Integration” in master’s in medicine (MIM) (1st year) of Catholic Medicine School

Elected President of Portuguese Scientific Society for Clinical Pathology (SPPC) for two mandates 

Coordinator of post-Graduation in Laboratory Medicine (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Edition) of the UCP (Portuguese Catholic University)

Researcher in “EASI- European Autoimmunity Standardization Initiative”

Researcher in “Florence NIPT expert group”

Owner and Member of the Board of Centro de Medicina Laboratorial Germano e Sousa where is Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Teaching Department, Chief of Education Department, Chief of Quality Department

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine

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José Camolas

Vice-president of the Board of the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists

Vice-president of the Board of the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists

José Camolas has a degree in Nutrition Sciences, a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and a PhD in Metabolic Diseases and Eating Behaviour. 

He works as a nutritionist at the Endocrinology Unit of Santa Maria Hospital (CHULN) and in the Social Services of the Lisbon City Council, Guest Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon and at the Egas Moniz Higher Institute of Health Science and is vice-president of the Board of the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists. 

He has participated in several research works, publications in indexed journals and interventions in national and international scientific meetings.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Nutrition & Health

Nutrition is crucial in life expectancy, but also in years of healthy life. The advancement of science takes us into a new era of nutrition with decisive contributions to the sustainability of the health system and the food system. What are we waiting for to act?

Germano de Sousa

CEO of the Laboratorial Medicine Germano de Sousa group

Clinical Pathologist by the Order of Portuguese Physicians (Ordem dos Médicos). Management Competence by the same Order and European Clinical Chemist by the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.Former Director of the Clinical Pathology Department of H. do Desterro, H. dos Capuchos and H. Fernando Fonseca. Associate Professor of Medical Biochemistry, Nova Medical School University from1989 to 2007. He then chaired the Master Course in Chemical Pathology and directed the respective Office of Postgraduate Teaching. 

Former President of several Scientific Societies (Portuguese Society of Clinical Pathology; Portuguese Society of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Diseases). Accepted in 2005 as “Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. President of the Order of Portuguese Physicians (Ordem dos Médicos) in two three-year terms (1999/2001 and 2002/2004). Counselor of the National Council of Ethics of Life Sciences in two terms (1999/2005 and 2009/2015). Bestowed with: Distinguished Services Gold Medal of the Ministry of Health.  Numerous conferences, communications and “posters” presented at national and foreign scientific meetings, as well  scientific  papers published in national and foreign magazines on topics of Medicine in general and Clinical Pathology in particular, History of Medicine, Ethics, Deontology, Medical Law , Health Policy, Health Management, etc.

CEO of the Laboratorial Medicine Germano de Sousa group

Session: 29 Sept - 16:30

The New Frontiers on Laboratorial Medicine

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Francisco C. Santos

Full Professor at IST, University of Lisbon, serving as Vice-President of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT)

Francisco C. Santos is a Portuguese academic and researcher. He is Full Professor at IST, University of Lisbon, serving as Vice-President of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. After his PhD, he became a senior researcher in Belgium, joining IST in 2012. His research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, evolutionary biology,  economics, and physics. His current work focuses on problems related to the evolution of cooperation and social norms, environmental governance, network science, and the impact of technology on human behavior. The topics of his publications also include city planning, history, robotics, the ecology of cancer, and cosmology. Previously, he headed the Group of Artificial Intelligence for People and Society at INESC-ID, Lisbon. Francisco was awarded the Young Scientist Award for Socio-Econophysics of the German Physical Society, the CGD / University of Lisbon prize in Computer Science, the IST’s Outstanding Teaching Award, and a Blue Sky award of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, among other prizes.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Young Leaders in Investigation - Funding Opportunities

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Conceição Calhau

Full Professor NOVA Medical School

Vice-Dean for Community Extension 

Coordinator of the Nutrition Sciences Degree Nutrition and Lifestyles

Coordinator of the Master’s Degree Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Coordinator of the University Unit Lifestyle Medicine

Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports

Conceição Calhau graduated in Nutrition and earned her Doctorate and Aggregation from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. 

She is a Full Professor at the NOVA Medical School – Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon.

She is an editorial board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Group) and of Nutrients. Her main research interests focused on the human microbiome, polyphenols, endocrine disruptors, metabolic dysfunction, and iodine nutritional state, which has led her to coordinate several research projects with national and European funds, such as IoGeneration, contributing to public health policies decisions by the Portuguese Parliament and national authorities.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Nutrition & Health

Nutrition is crucial in life expectancy, but also in years of healthy life. The advancement of science takes us into a new era of nutrition with decisive contributions to the sustainability of the health system and the food system. What are we waiting for to act?

Bárbara Beleza

Invited Assistant Professor Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto

President of the General Council of the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists

Graduated in Nutrition Sciences in 2007 [Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação da Universidade do Porto (FCNAUP)]. Specialization Course in Consumer Sciences and Nutrition (2008) and PhD in Food Consumption and Nutrition Sciences (2014) FCNAUP and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP).

Specialist in Community Nutrition and Public Health by the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists. President of the General Council of the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists (Ordem dos Nutricionistas) since 2019. Member of EFAD’s Education and Lifelong Learning Committee.

Integrated Doctoral Researcher at GreenUPorto – Sustainable Agrifood Production Research Center.

She has been working at FCNAUP since 2008, currently working as Invited Assistant Professor and Academic Services Coordinator.

Session: 30 Sept - 09:30

Nutrion and Health

Nutrition is crucial in life expectancy, but also in years of healthy life. The advancement of science takes us into a new era of nutrition with decisive contributions to the sustainability of the health system and the food system. What are we waiting for to act?

Bárbara Aranda da Silva

New Products & Real-World Evidence Manager at Novartis Portugal

New Products & Real-World Evidence Manager at Novartis Portugal

Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Lisbon – FFUL (2009), post-graduation in Pharmacotherapy at Postgraduation School in Health and Management (2011) and post-graduation in Economic Evaluation of Medicines at Institute of Economics and Management – ISEG (2014).

Currently New Products & Real-World Evidence Manager at Novartis Portugal (Since 2023). Previous experience as Head of Access, Policy & Healthcare System (2021-2023), Oncology Market Access Manager (2017-2021) and Oncology Disease Area Lead (2019) at Novartis Portugal. Market Access & Public Affairs Manager (2013-2017) and Scientific Advisor (2011 -2013) at Bayer Portugal. Hospital Pharmacist at HPP Hospital de Cascais (2011).

Guest lecturer in several health-related subjects in graduate and post-graduate courses at the University of Lisbon, Portuguese Catholic University, and others (Since 2019). Expert in the National Health Council (since 2023).

Director of the Regional Section of the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society (2016-2022). Founding member of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy (2011-2016). Volunteer work as Girl Guide since 1995, currently President of the Portuguese Girl Guide Association (since 2019), representing it in the National Youth Council.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Implementation Science

Implementation science is essential to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and policies, programs and interventions in real contexts. How to develop strategies to improve and expand existing interventions and accelerate the adoption of new scientifically proven practices? This session includes the intervention of experts and the discussion of practical cases, in order to explore strategies to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation process.

António Couto dos Santos

Former Minister of Education; Consultant in the Areas of Energy, Environment and Health

He served as Secretary of State for Youth, Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Education, Deputy for the district of Setúbal (1987-1994), Deputy for the district of Aveiro (2009-2015), President of the CA of AR (2011-2015), President of the Parliamentary Health Committee (2009-2011) and Vice-President of the same committee (2011-2015). At a business level, Quimigal (1983-1985), Executive President of AEP (1995-2007), Member of the Board of Directors of Hospital da Amadora (1995-2003), President of Casa da Música in Porto (2004-2005) and member of several corporate board (media, communications, construction, energy, environment). He is currently a consultant in the areas of Energy, Environment and Health.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Global Compliance: a Call for Action

Global compliance has gained importance as companies recognize the need to address sustainability, ethical, and governance-related issues. These challenges require a strategic approach, strong leadership commitment, effective governance structures, and ongoing collaboration among stakeholders.

Eduardo Brazete Cruz

Coordinating Professor at Escola Superior de Saúde - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Physiotherapist, Coordinating Professor at Escola Superior de Saúde – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Member of the Comprehensive Health Research Center.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Implementation Science

Implementation science is essential to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and policies, programs and interventions in real contexts. How to develop strategies to improve and expand existing interventions and accelerate the adoption of new scientifically proven practices? This session includes the intervention of experts and the discussion of practical cases, in order to explore strategies to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation process.

Manuel Lemos

Presidente da União das Misericórdias Portuguesas

Manuel Lemos graduated in Law. He was a Member of Parliament, President of the Administração Regional de Saúde do Porto (Regional Health Administration of OPorto), Head of Cabinet to the Minister of Health, Leonor Beleza, Regional Commissioner for the North in the Fight Against Poverty, Vice-President of the United Nations “Poverty Alleviation” Committee, Portuguese representative on the European Union’s Committee for Social Affairs. He has held many positions in Social Sector Institutions, such as Vice-President of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, President of the Health Commission of União das Misericórdias Portuguesas and President of Grupo Misericórdias Saúde, among many others. Since 2006, Manuel de Lemos is the President of União das Misericórdias Portuguesas, succeeding Father Vítor Melícias, who served 15 years at the head of the Institution.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Digital Health and Personalized Care

In a global context, digital health can help bridge gaps in healthcare access and resources, particularly in underserved or remote areas. Nevertheless, answers are still needed. Are digital health and personalized care a reality for everyone or do they exacerbate inequalities? Do they  add value to health institutions’ management? What is the role of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics? And what are the main ethical issues raised?

Margarida Espanha

Associate Professor in the Department of Sports and Health at the Faculty of Human Motricity of the University of Lisbon (FMH-UL

With a degree in Physical Education and a PhD in Motricity Sciences, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sports and Health at the Faculty of Human Motricity of the University of Lisbon (FMH-UL), teaching in all undergraduate courses, master’s degrees in Exercise and Health and PhD in Human Motricity, being the coordinator of the Rehabilitation Specialty. She is also an elected member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon.

She is part of the Neuromechanics of Human Movement research group at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Human Performance (CIPER, FMH-UL). She has participated, as responsible researcher or team member, in several funded projects. For 20 years, he has dedicated himself to the design and implementation of education and exercise programs (on land, aquatic and home) and coordinated clinical trials involving patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. She is coordinator of the Free Education and Exercise Program for Osteoarthrosis (PLE2NO), a community program funded by the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth and the Oeiras City Council. Other areas of research/intervention consist of the multidimensional assessment of chronic pain, education on self-management of chronic diseases and the assessment of physical fitness in rheumatic patients (IPR).

He was part of the coordination and/or taught in the courses: (1) Free Science, Technology and Citizenship Course for Seniors (UTL), (2) Postgraduate Course in Aging: Physical Activity and Functional Autonomy (FMH), (3) Pillars Course for an Active and Healthy Life, University Training Program for Seniors (UL) and (4) Understanding the World in the 21st Century Course – Well-being, health promotion and aging (UL).

She is a certified trainer for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program course, Stanford University (USA, 2014) and an instructor for the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program course (USA, 2003).

She was general secretary of the Portuguese League Against Rheumatic Diseases and founder of the Osteoarthrosis Center, where she has developed several voluntary activities in collaboration with FMH, involving students and physical exercise professionals, on a pro bono basis.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

Health Professionals Forum

Portugal in 2048: between incapacity and proactivity – the role of health professionals in the paradigm shift

Aging is more than just the passing of time in an individual and a society, but above all it is a socio-economic challenge that has profound implications for existing and future resources.

This discussion table will be integrated by several health professionals who, due to their experience and different views, can help define how we can achieve, instead of an aging in disability and with a few years of quality life, we can propose an aging with high potential.

Jorge Barroso Dias

President of the Portuguese Society of Occupational Medicine (SPMT)

President of the Portuguese Society of Occupational Medicine (SPMT)

Since 2016 is Chair of the LIFOH (Lisbon International Forum on Occupational Health) and of the FNMT(National Forum of Occupational Medicine).

Member of ACOEM (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine) and ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health)

SPMT representative at the IOMSC (International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative).

He has a Master’s Degree in Health Management, with expertise in Clinical Management and the Advanced Studies in Public Health (specialization in Epidemiology) at the National School of Public Health / Nova University of Lisbon (ENSP-NOVA).

Invited Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Epidemiology: “Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology”; “Occupational Health”; “Alcohology and Consequences of Harmful Alcohol Consumption in the Community”)

Invited Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University and Coordinating Committee member of the Social Medicine Post graduation (“Peter Doncel ” Medical Expertise in Social Security).

Clinical Director of Occupational Health at the Municipality of Lisbon (since 2015).

Occupational Health Physician (since 1998). Senior Occupational Safety and Hygiene Consultant (since 2000).

European BISTAIRS Project researcher (Brief interventions in treatment of alcohol use disorders in relevant settings) for the “Workplace” and “Social Services” settings.

Portuguese Health General-Directorate (DGS): Co-author and Expert, in the alcohol-related Clinical Guidelines (“Early detection of harmful drinking”; “Approaches to teenager’s acute intoxication” and “Diagnosis of multi-consumptions in teenagers”) and Occupational Health Guidelines (“Guideline  # 1 – Health Surveillance of Workers Exposed to Ionizing Radiation”;  “Guideline # 2 – Health surveillance of workers exposed to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxic chemicals” and “Guideline # 3 Surveillance health of workers exposed to psychosocial risk factors in the workplace”).

Expert appointed by the Secretary of State for Labor to the Commission for the Green Book on the Future of Safety and Health in Portugal (Order No. 7549/2023 of 20 July)

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

Health Professionals Forum

Portugal in 2048: between incapacity and proactivity – the role of health professionals in the paradigm shift

Aging is more than just the passing of time in an individual and a society, but above all it is a socio-economic challenge that has profound implications for existing and future resources.

This discussion table will be integrated by several health professionals who, due to their experience and different views, can help define how we can achieve, instead of an aging in disability and with a few years of quality life, we can propose an aging with high potential.

Teresa Vieira

President of the Board of the General Assembly and Coordinator of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Association of Termas de Portugal

President of the Board of the General Assembly and Coordinator of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Association of Termas de Portugal

Executive Member of Termas S. Jorge

With a degree in law from the Portuguese Catholic University, she has been involved in thermal management for 25 years. She was President of the board of the Associação das Termas de Portugal from 2099-2018 and a member of the board of ESPA (European Spa Association). She was a councilor for the Tourism Department in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira and served as a member of the board of the Regional Tourism Entity of Portugal and the board of the Porto and North AR Tourism Association.

Since 2018, she has been the Coordinator of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Associação das Termas de Portugal.

Session: 29 Sept - 12:00

Health Tourism, Wellbeing & Quality of Life

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Frederico Machado

Director of Access and Corporate Affairs at Lilly Portugal

Graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, he began his professional activity in the pharmaceutical industry sector in 1993 in different areas and responsibilities (Sales, Clinical Trials, Marketing, Health Outcomes, Government Affairs). He began his career at Lilly in 2002 as Clinical Operations Manager, currently serving as Director of Access and Corporate Affairs.